Interior Design

Good design can reduce stress of visiting the hospital

Thoughtful wayfinding helps people feel more comfortable

3/18/2020


Redefining surface performance

How innovations in engineered surfaces are changing what designers demand from flooring

2/27/2020


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

2/18/2020


Designing for intimacy in senior care setting (Happy Valentines Day!)

There are opportunities to design elements to encourage socializing outside of set programming, according to an article on the Environments for Aging website

2/14/2020


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

2/3/2020


Designing for dementia patients

Access to nature can help orient older adults to time and place, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

1/16/2020


Smart windows for healthcare change tint automatically

Light-depleted patients and staff can only endure a few minutes of the day near regular windows before they start to get uncomfortable

12/26/2019


Hospital designs suite to calm patients undergoing MRI

The new wide-bore MRI at the OSF Centers for Health in Peoria, Ill., features a four-inch-larger tube

12/10/2019


Biophilic design can impact wellness

Using natural construction materials like wood or granite with texture and grain that people can see and touch can help reduce stress and improve well-being

12/9/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

12/9/2019


Making the case for wellness-supporting design

When health and wellness strategies dovetail with sustainability, the financial justification argument is becoming much stronger

11/11/2019


Factors informing healthcare interior planning

People, process, place, and technology must be considered individually and in complement to ensure healthcare interiors contribute to a healing environment

10/31/2019


Art in healthcare facilities can support good outcomes

Art helps to manage pain. Several studies have found that patients' pain levels are reduced by art

10/18/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

10/16/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

10/14/2019


Experiential design can benefit healthcare facilities

This trend is resulting in efforts to improve the experience of hospital stays and visits

10/11/2019


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

10/11/2019


Reasons to focus on healthcare interior design

There are job opportunities, as more healthcare administrators are looking to hire healthcare interior design experts, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/9/2019


The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

10/7/2019


Quebec hospital interior designed to humanize the environment

The design also focuses on wayfinding, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

10/7/2019


Design considerations by a nurse/interior designer for healthcare facilities

Healthcare should be the leader in innovative design solutions for employees who call a healthcare setting their workplace

10/2/2019


Helping patients find their way only part of the potential of signage

Proper wayfinding and good signage is a crucial part of healthcare interiors design

9/26/2019


Healthcare provider waiting areas need to convey that visitors are entering a top-notch facility

Regardless of the size or type of facility, the patient experience typically begins in the waiting room

9/18/2019


Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors

9/4/2019


Mosaics for morale: Colorful murals designed to brighten healthcare facilities

Mosaics can differentiate a healthcare space and its unique characteristics from competing hospitals, while bringing a positive energy to traditionally stressful environments

8/28/2019


Mass. hospice designed to be uplifting

Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, Mass., is a functional and uplifting environment for the staff, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

8/22/2019


Recognized interior designs include inviting, warm spaces

The International Interior Design Association announces the winners of the 2016 Healthcare Interior Design Competition

8/19/2019



Design considerations by a nurse/interior designer for healthcare facilities

Healthcare should be the leader in innovative design solutions for employees who call a healthcare setting their workplace

8/9/2019


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

8/5/2019


New paint and coating technology has long-term benefits

Meeting facility sustainability needs means staying abreast of changes in products and applications

8/1/2019


Healthcare design strategies can facilitate care in a home setting

Hospital-level acute and subacute care being delivered at home brings numerous advantages, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/30/2019


Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain and heal?

Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring – here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday design features

7/24/2019


Sound strategy for senior environments

Designers can’t control the aging process and the effects hearing loss has on the individual resident, but they can control the built environment, according to an article on the Environments on Aging website

7/11/2019


Cosmetic surgery facilities more than 'spa-like'

Cosmetic surgery clinics need to do more than boost the marketability of the practice, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

7/1/2019


Avoiding flooring hazards and complying with OSHA

Identifying and addressing a host of potential hazards, including flooring, that can bring OSHA inspectors into facilities

6/19/2019


Clinics trying to improve the experience to encourage mammograms

Some facilities are offering chair massages and goody bags

6/18/2019


Saskatchewan children's hospital designed with 'home-like environment'

The new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is bursting with color

5/23/2019


'Boutique care’ facility opens in Louisiana

The imaging center was designed to create a private, relaxing and efficient one-stop shop for women

5/23/2019


Creating more comfortable healthcare facilities

Incorporating hospitality, spa and more wellness design elements fights 'sterile' stereotype

5/20/2019


The right flooring choices can impact staff efficiency and patient outcomes

Flooring can contribute to the reduction of noise and impact the patient’s experience

5/13/2019


Sunlight, nature soothing in a healthcare setting

Hospital rooms designed with healing in mind result in a shorter hospital stay

5/7/2019


Understanding the real cost of paint

Understanding the ingredients in paint is the first step to making a quality paint selection

4/12/2019


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements

4/4/2019


Minimizing risk in hospitals with best flooring practices

Proper flooring can play a key role in helping minimize various types of risks

3/25/2019


Behavioral health facility design sends a message

The design of a psychiatric unit is about more than safety

3/21/2019


Hospital dementia wing adds pub

'Pub' at Swansea’s Cefn Coed Hospital in Wales serves non-alcoholic beer

3/20/2019


What's the real cost of flooring?

It can depend on smart material selection, the appropriateness of the product for the space, and the product performing as expected

3/14/2019


Three ways waiting room design can transform the patient experience

Facility professionals today can focus on some key areas to improve the waiting room for patients and their families, and in turn help transform the overall patient experience.

2/12/2019


Mass General Hospital doctor’s office designed for non-traditional feel

Patients seeing doctor for the first time find many ways to break the ice

2/7/2019


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