Interior Design Ideas


Class Act: University of California San Diego Health System Outpatient Pavilion

July 26, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The new 154,000-square-foot building will be a hub for outpatient services, including ambulatory surgery, radiology, and specialty clinics.


Take 5 With Dan Morris

July 25, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

One of the founding partners at E4H, a new firm formed this past spring by the merger of MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health, Ascension Group Architects, and DaSilva Architects, discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.


Showcase 2016: U. of Arizona Cancer Center, Award of Merit

July 18, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

The University of Arizona Cancer Center makes a desert-friendly statement with a 220,000-square-foot building designed to keep staff and patients in close communications 


Showcase 2016: Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center, Award of Merit

July 18, 2016     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

The unique design of Kaiser Permanente’s Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center allowed for operational efficiencies and an improved patient experience while serving as a bold new gateway to the Anaheim medical campus.


Crafting A Better Waiting Room Experience

July 15, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital undertakes a renovation of its pediatric waiting room using graphics, colors, and custom wood furnishings that are designed to appeal to young patients and their families.


Class Act: University Of Minnesota Health Clinics And Surgery Center

July 12, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

This academic medical center, opened February 2016, in Minneapolis, features a host of new approaches to operations and layout that were inspired by other markets, including retail and airports.


PHOTO TOUR: Optegra Eye Hospital

July 8, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through a new private ophthalmic hospital in London, opened in January 2016.


Showcase 2016: Today's Healthcare Designs Are Making A Statement

July 8, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Community-inspired aesthetics and indoor/outdoor connections were on display in this year’s Healthcare Design Showcase, but jurors are still looking for more solutions on staff spaces and places where families and care teams can collaborate.


PHOTO TOUR: Federico Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care

July 1, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through Denver Health’s community health clinic in Denver, opened in April 2016.


PHOTO TOUR: Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal, Quebec

June 23, 2016     posted by Kristin D. Zeit

Take a visual walk through the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Quebec, which opened in October 2015.


Trend Report: Academic Medical Centers

June 23, 2016     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

These forward-thinking organizations are expanding into new markets, exploring new clinical layouts, and adapting to new teaching methods to stay poised for innovation and future success.


Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

June 16, 2016     Joan Suchomel

When planning lighting programs in healthcare facilities, it’s important that designers think beyond the role daylighting plays in the healing process. Many critical body functions take place while we sleep at night and require total darkness in the patient care environment. 


PHOTO TOUR: Western Digital DRIVE Wellness Center

June 15, 2016     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Take a visual walk through the wellness facility in Irvine, Calif., opened in July 2015.


Lasting Impression: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

June 9, 2016     Angela Mazzi

The 2016 Legacy Project Award winner illustrates design principles that have helped the facility adapt as needs have changed while becoming a good neighbor to the community.


Shedding Light On Healthcare Lighting Design Strategies

May 31, 2016     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

It’s important to understand the complex role that lighting systems play within healthcare facilities, as the right approach and mix of designs and light sources can go a long way to create an environment that supports patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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