Special Halloween Treat

Posted by on Oct 28, 2022 in Uncategorized
Special Halloween Treat

As the children of the children’s hospital were waking up on Halloween, they had no idea what superhero treats were in store. When they looked out their window, they saw superheroes climbing down the window. Batman, Captain America, Mr. Incredible, and more were seen smiling back at children as they scaled the sides of the […]

Medical Buildings Still Needed

Posted by on Aug 5, 2022 in Uncategorized
Medical Buildings Still Needed

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses went out of business or struggled to survive. The one area that never waivered in strength was the medical field. Medical buildings were and still are in high demand. With the increase in population in what used to be smaller towns, these buildings are needed now more than ever. […]

Design that Reduces Adverse, Preventable Events & Promotes Safety

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]

The Value of Time

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.   The Value of […]

How to Design a Restful Retreat

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

A hospital environment is anything but relaxing. Designing a restful retreat area for cancer patients to go in between treatments can be a challenge. But, the end result is rewarding! Open, Warm & Welcoming The goal of this type if project is to create a space that is open, warm and welcoming. We want the patients […]

Modern Approach to Healthcare Lighting Design

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized

Design professionals must be able to incorporate new lighting design technologies and scientific developments into their work. As a healthcare design professional, I know that humans’s perception of light changes as they age. That knowledge helps guide many lighting design decisions. I also know that daylight improves patient well-being and experience but true daylight is […]

Biophilic Design Explained

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Behind the Design, Uncategorized
Biophilic Design Explained

Biophilic Design is an extension of biophilia which literally means the “love of nature.” A Biophilic Design incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the built environment. Biophilic Design Supports Behavioral Health It is understood that humans have an inherent need to affiliate with nature. It […]