How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

How Environmental Graphic Design Can Help Reinforce an Atmosphere of Wellness

by Brandon Allen Source: Stanley Beaman & Sears – Emory Winship Cancer Research Institute; Photography by Gary Knight Contrary to the name, Environmental Graphic Design (EGD or Experiential Graphic Design) refers to graphic design as part of creating the built environment, not to the natural environment. Environmental Graphic Design is a design profession that merges interior […]

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Ribbon Cutting

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in architecture, health and wellness, healthcare | No Comments
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Ribbon Cutting

by Don Glitsis Ronald McDonald and Mary Virginia Terry cutting the ceremonial ribbon. Image Source: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Inc. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Jacksonville celebrated the grand opening of it’s newly renovated and expanded Ronald McDonald House on September 21st, 2016. Many families, friends and supporters attended the ribbon cutting ceremonies, and […]

Sense of Atmosphere in Behavioral Health Treatment Malls

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in architecture, healthcare, interior design | No Comments
Sense of Atmosphere in Behavioral Health Treatment Malls

It should come as no surprise that the built environment has a vital impact on the human psyche.  In healthcare projects, we place a great deal of importance on the effects surroundings can have on the well-being of the patient, both mentally and physically.  Access to natural light can influence length of stays and various […]

The Art of Designing Hospitals for Children

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in architecture, healthcare, interior design | No Comments
The Art of Designing Hospitals for Children

Facility needs to seem nonthreatening while providing higher levels of care By Julie Bird from FierceHealthcare The dual goals of designing pediatric hospitals that signal permanence and confidence, yet also seem non-institutional and playful are “in many ways at cross-purposes,” an executive at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia told Hospitals & Health Networks. The article talks to hospital […]

CHoP

CHoP

A DISTINCT PRIVILEGE In 2010, when The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP) invited Stanley Beaman & Sears to provide interior design, wayfinding, and experience graphics for their new ambulatory care center to be built in the heart of their main Philadelphia campus, we were more than excited – we were honored. Named the Buerger Center […]

wayfinding and garage sales

wayfinding and garage sales

On the cover of the 1973 book, The Garage Sale Manual, there is a hand drawn seal that says “alternate economics for the people.” Although this statement may be a little grandiose, there is a homespun intimacy involved in a garage sale that is “for the people.” There is a vast gulf between the DIY […]

In Support of: Maintenance Days

In Support of: Maintenance Days

With the help of technology our lives are busier than ever.  We are constantly multi-tasking.  We cook, watch television, and answer emails simultaneously.  Every minute is packed with motion and communication.  We only get a few minutes a day to stop and breath.  Our self care “to do” list gets longer and longer, and we succumb to being complacent […]

Stanley Beaman Sears wins Best of the Best!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in architecture, healthcare, interior design | No Comments
Stanley Beaman Sears wins Best of the Best!

Do you know b.o.b.? It’s the Best-of-the-Best! The International Interior Design Association, IIDA, threw a spectacular b.o.b. award ceremony on March 26th in the grand ballroom at 200 Peachtree Street. It was more than a simple award ceremony. It was a stunning, festive, Great Gatsby-themed gala!   The fanfare included cocktails, dazzling sequin dresses, fluffy […]

A Hike in the City

A Hike in the City

A citified search for nature (balance).

New Lighting Strategies Promote Healthier Patient Experiences: Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando

New Lighting Strategies Promote Healthier Patient Experiences: Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando

Children’s hospitals often include the latest in medical technology, as well as dynamic, kinetic, soothing and engaging designs that support the emotional needs of patients, their families and care staff.   Children deal with a wide range of fears and anxiety during a hospital stay: fear of separation from their family, having shots and finger sticks, […]