A strategic use of color and layout bring two sister clinics together. In the photo shown here, the Capital Aesthetic and Laser Center becomes one with the Comprehensive Woundcare Services. Together, under one roof, the office in Washington, D.C. can share overhead, and collaborative work areas.
Clinics are accounting for more and more of the healthcare projects being completed each year. The factors fueling the rise are many including increased demand for primary care services, access of care, reduced costs and improved outcomes. In other words, more and more care, treatment, and procedures can be delivered outside of hospital walls, allowing costs to be contained in clinic and outpatient environments.
Clinic Environments – Fun and Bold
The less-stringent codes of clinic environments often allow designers to “have some fun,” introducing bolder designs and palettes while using hospitality- and retail-inspired public spaces that deliver on consumer desires for comfort and service.
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff
Source: Jennifer Silvis. “Trends.” HCD Magazine, www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/trends/march-online-focus-clinic-design/.