Christine Guzzo Vickery's blog

Full Immersion: Learning The Impact Of Design Firsthand

March 25, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
A healthcare designer shares the pros and cons that he noted after becoming a patient in a bed tower he designed a decade ago.

The Built-In Benefits Of Retail Conversions For Healthcare

January 17, 2014     Christine Guzzo Vickery
Thanks to their location within communities, urban infrastructure, and flexible floor plates, the nation's empty big-box stores offer plenty of reasons to rethink clinic design.

Looking Below The Surface For Cultural Values To Shape Healthcare Design

November 22, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
When approaching a new project, whether on domestic or international ground, culture, tradition, and values often aren't easily discernible. Designers need to dig deep to truly understand the culture of their clients and the communities they serve.

Hospital Vestibules: Making A Good First And Last Impression

September 19, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
Serving a number of purposes, vestibules are a critical yet often overlooked component of healthcare design. Here are a few tips to make a big impact on a small space.

Critical Access Hospitals: Planning Buildings For Financial Success

July 8, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
Whether you're planning spaces for new or renovated critical access hospitals, it's important to consider the most efficient way to optimize productivity before beginning to design and build.

Critical Access Hospitals: Impacting Communities Through Design

May 23, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
Critical access hospitals help define communities, serving as a destination that provides much more than healthcare. As such, some considerations should be made when designing these facilities.

Critical Access Hospitals: Planning For Rural Healthcare Excellence

April 4, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
While critical access hospitals share some traits with larger urban counterparts, their design must be tailored on a smaller scale to fulfill community needs.

A New Look At Physicians’ Workspaces

February 20, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
An often overlooked side of healthcare design are physicians’ workspaces, which need to evolve to reflect a more mobile, technology-enabled workforce.

Constructed Mock-ups Versus Virtual Reality

January 16, 2013     Christine Guzzo Vickery
While physical mock-ups serve as a reliable tool in healthcare design, opportunities are growing for immersive virtual reality.

Promoting Healthcare Innovation Through Facility Prototyping

November 21, 2012     Christine Guzzo Vickery, CID, EDAC
By integrating three-dimensional facility prototyping into the design process, designers can test new ideas and healthcare delivery methods that cost-effectively improve patient outcomes.
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