FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

FIRST LOOK: CapRock Health

CapRock Health, which was born in College Station, Texas, in 2014, as a freestanding emergency department, is now venturing into the development of what leaders are calling “neighborhood hospitals,” as a natural progression in its mission to increase the quality and lower the cost of care in the acute care setting. Patients Seen in Under […]

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

2018 Healthcare Design Merit Awards

Every year, Healthcare Design Magazine (HCD) showcases the best hospital designs. They have announced the winners of the Merit Awards. Here is a look at the winning projects: Award of Merit: Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), submitted by CannonDesign and NEUF Architect(e)s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago), submitted by HDR and Gensler Sunshine […]

Positive Distractions

Positive Distractions

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital scored big with jurors for a 2018 Design Showcase Award of Merit: Rising To The Top. The project did well for a variety of reasons but one of my favorites was the thoughtful design and positive distractions meant to entertain, soothe and heal. In the featured photo shown above, you […]

Now Open – Specialty Care Center Built Just for Kids

Now Open – Specialty Care Center Built Just for Kids

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is the East Bay’s largest pediatric specialty care center built just for kids. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ new outpatient center offers families greater access to our award-winning specialists. The new, six-story outpatient facility: Adds 89,000 square feet of exam rooms and workspace to our existing outpatient center. Increases clinic space by […]

A Complete Guide to Color in Design: Color Meaning, Color Theory, and More

A Complete Guide to Color in Design: Color Meaning, Color Theory, and More

The other day, I was doing some research for one of my design projects and I stumbled upon this amazing article about color theory, color meanings and how to choose the right palette for your work. Some of our most popular blog posts have been about color and how to choose the right colors in […]

Smart, Sustainable Solutions at Any Scale

Smart, Sustainable Solutions at Any Scale

When it comes to sustainable design, the bigger the building, the bolder the goal in its scale. The larger the scale, the more important and influential it becomes when it’s achieved. LEED Design is now the healthcare norm and for good reason. Green practices can make a huge impact on the hospital’s efficiency and environmental footprint. […]

Kaiser Permanente Santa Monica’s Design Is Indicative of the Growing Market

Kaiser Permanente Santa Monica’s Design Is Indicative of the Growing Market

Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Monica Medical Office Building (Santa Monica, Calif.) is a seven-provider facility that features the “NextGeneration” (NextGen) design. This is Kaiser Permanente’s first clinic to open in Santa Monica and is indicative of the growing healthcare market. This clinic was identified to meet the needs of city residents and the community, giving them access […]