I often get asked why I specialize in healthcare design. The truth is that I love it! It’s a niche of interior design that has a definite and positive outcome on the health and outlook of others. Healthcare design matters. Sure, it’s a complex market to be in and there are a lot of stakeholders to consider but it’s worth the effort and it feels good.
Healthcare design matters. Here’s why:
Healthcare is one of the most sacred industries because it is directly related to our wellbeing and survival. Interior designers play a special role in this industry by providing the proper set and setting for patients and hospital staff alike. Proper healthcare design will ease patient anxiety and reduce staff stress levels. Without the proper interior design, the hospital will function less effectively overall and patient care will suffer. The right design can change all of that by providing an aesthetically appealing, efficient and cost-effective environment. Good healthcare interior design impacts every element of a hospital.
Young designers should consider a career in healthcare interior design. The work is fulfilling and the end results matter to a lot of people.
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