Altus co-founders invented a lifting technology for standing desks that gained traction in health care.
Focus on proximity. Research shows the average frequency of person-to-person interaction drops by half when separated from 15 to 50 feet, and half again from 50 to 150 feet.
Before embarking on workplace design strategy, every organization should understand and align on the needs and constraints of providers, clinicians and employees in addition to its business goals for the future.
Primary care startup Parsley Health designed its new clinic in New York City around the healing principles of biophilia.
It’s possible to maintain a youthful sense of whimsy while staying realistic and on-budget for your project.
In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care.
I want to bring more clinical-face validity to HOK’s designs by incorporating better end user (e.g. physicians, nurses, patients) input throughout the life of a project.
To be truly supportive of cutting-edge research and help attract and retain the best faculty and students, we must also create spaces that actively encourage collaboration and informal learning.
Designers can incorporate simple elements to make a trip to the hospital better for patients and their families.
The preferences of patients, families, and medical staff for interiors that mirror life outside facilities’ walls is resulting in a healthcare design typology that’s colored by retail, hospitality, and other design sectors.
H Contract, provider of upholstered seating and case goods furniture to the senior living, commercial and higher education markets, will celebrate its five-year anniversary at the upcoming Environments for Aging Expo and Conference in April.
The current tech-inspired design process that favors a hackable environment (e.g. one that allows users to revise to suit daily needs), sensitive to new trends and fundamentally flexible, bodes well for healthcare and its changing needs.
At Metropolis's Washington D.C. Think Tank in December, hosted by Gensler, panelists—ranging from architects to a politician—discussed how to design for a healthier America.
Steelcase Health researchers have found that positive waiting experiences and space design are linked with the perception of quality care, a key metric for today’s healthcare organizations.
It’s no wonder that healthcare workers are at high risk for physical and mental health problems, including musculoskeletal injuries and depression. Long overlooked, the impacts of diminished caregiver health are now coming to the surface.