Interior Design - February 2013

Cultural sensitivity is showcased in international healthcare design

To be successful, healthcare facility design must be sensitive to the needs of its patients, including cultural and social needs. Four designers talk about projects done abroad.


Free webinar touts use of antimicrobial copper in healthcare facilities

A free webinar March 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern will discuss the use of antimicrobial copper-infused surfaces in healthcare facilities to aid infection prevention.


Design by assumption can prove deadly in behavioral health facilities

Psychiatric hospitals have their own design needs and do not necessarily benefit from the evidence-based design practices suitable for a general hospital.


Five resources for analyzing trends in healthcare flooring

There have been new trends in healthcare flooring over the past few years, as well as studies to determine how those trends are being implemented and to what effect. Here are a few resources for the latest on healthcare flooring options:


Design experts offer tips for integrating artwork into healthcare projects

Interior designers share some best practices learned while developing an art program for a major medical center.



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