Interior Design - January 2013

Sourcing non-toxic materials for healthcare is design challenge

One of the challenges designers face is finding non-chemical building materials to create healthier interiors in healthcare facilities.


NYC building code restricts interior finish options in healthcare

Updates to the New York City building code restrict the use of interior finishes common in healthcare settings. According to the 2008 New York City building code, materials must now meet smoke development classifications, in addition to fire resistance classifications.


Hospital shares mission through patient experience design

Sharon Erdman, director of Patient Experience Design at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., shares the design methods she uses to communicate Mayo's mission and history to patients and visitors alike.



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