Interior Design

Hospitals: The Sustainability-Design-Energy Connection

An energy budget sets an energy target at the beginning of a design and construction project

3/2/2021


How Hospital Design Can Save Lives

For some patients, time is of the essence and can’t be wasted navigating layout

2/25/2021


Rethinking Design with COVID-19 in Mind

Expect hospital design to incorporate more infectious disease rooms, larger emergency departments and more flexible spaces

2/25/2021


Case Study: Renovation Helps Hospital React to Pandemic

Technology is likely used for virtual tours and smart maintenance

2/19/2021


Shining a New Light on Hospital Lighting

Research center will explore light’s impact on patient health

2/18/2021


Hospital Design with Pandemic in Mind

Strategies and principles for a pandemic-resilient hospitals

2/16/2021


Case Study: Relocating 43,000-Square-Foot Radiology Department

Improved wayfinding and use of existing spaces at heart of renovation

2/12/2021


Interior Design with Culture in Mind

How healthcare design is address access deficiencies among patients in indigenous and sovereign jurisdictions

2/11/2021


Pandemic Puts Renewed Focus on Healthy Buildings

Occupants are now much more aware of the positive or negative impacts of their work surroundings

2/4/2021


Improved Interior Design Can Reduce Overcrowding

Many hospitals have faced overcrowding of emergency departments in the last decade

2/3/2021


Design Links New Children’s Ward with Nature

625,000-square-foot facility emphasizes natural light and access to outdoor spaces

1/26/2021


Contractors and Scientists Partner to Reduce COVID-19 in Senior Living Communities

New division creates four-step approach to healthy building design

1/22/2021


COVID-19 and Design for Mental Health Facilities

Demand for healthcare facilities that offer mental and behavioral health services is increasing

1/13/2021


Design of Mental Health Facilities Back in Spotlight

New research into the effects of the design is spurring the development of facilities that feel more residential

1/8/2021


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Healthcare Design

The impact on designing healthcare spaces and workplaces is already being felt

1/8/2021


Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Design

The pandemic has accelerated some trends, such as the one to a hospital without walls

1/7/2021


Office Space and the Impact of COVID-19

To create more productive and effective workplaces, hospitals need to better understand the way occupants use existing workspaces

12/30/2020


Office Space: Rethinking Workspaces in the COVID-19 Era

By revisiting administrative space, hospitals can elevate the workplace experience and free space for more productive uses

12/29/2020


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

10/23/2020


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

10/21/2020


Maintain Hospital Floors With An Integrated Care Program

Four steps can improve results

10/20/2020


The Right Flooring Choices Can Impact Staff Efficiency and Patient Outcomes

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

10/19/2020


Understanding The Real Cost Of Paint

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

10/15/2020


Healthcare Environments Can Support Safety, Teamwork

Healthcare settings designed to enable communication may save lives.

10/12/2020


Design Considerations From 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

10/8/2020


Material Health in Healthcare Facilities

As a collective, the architecture and design community is applying the pressure for increased product transparency regardless of whether their clients are working toward LEED certification or not

9/28/2020


Promote Healing And Create Energy-Efficient Environments With Modern Lighting Design And Controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort

9/2/2020


Sound Masking Project Creates Healing Environment

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s patient-room design presented several acoustic challenges

9/2/2020


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

8/27/2020


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

8/25/2020


Healthcare Fixtures Designed For Cutting Costs, Infections

Healthcare facilities need to cater to this changing demographic in all areas of their operations, including restroom design and construction

8/21/2020


Designing for wellbeing in longterm, behavioral care

Color, material choices can support patient independence

7/29/2020


Reducing healthcare worker stress with environmental changes

Small breaks and respite spaces can help with stress

7/22/2020


Hygienic flooring essential choice for healthcare

Pathogens can spread from the floor to hands and other high-touch surfaces throughout a hospital room

7/7/2020


Behavioral health facility design sends a message

The design of a psychiatric unit is about more than safety

6/26/2020


Healthy design choices can support patients' wellbeing

Even small changes in design elements such as room layouts, wall color and flooring choices improved both patient and staff moods

6/24/2020


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

6/23/2020


COVID-19 challenges us to rethink clinical workflow

Changes in the healthcare industry are placing greater importance on the point-of-care ecosystem

6/15/2020


Financial office design inspires healthcare facility

New amenities for financial services office lead to ideas for medical settings, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

6/5/2020


Flooring: a low-touch surface with high stakes infection consequences

Experts say it’s important to view flooring as part of the chain of infection

6/4/2020


‘Recharge rooms’ give NYC healthcare workers space to rest

New York hospitals are trying to help frontline healthcare workers be ready to fight COVID-19

5/15/2020


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


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



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