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 […]

Hexagons are the New Circles | Notes from NEOCON 2013

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in interior design, super fun stuff | No Comments
Hexagons are the New Circles | Notes from NEOCON 2013

Healthcare Architects and Interior Designers, Stanley Beaman & Sears’ Robin Kirkman shares her favorite product from NeoCon 2013. The Hexagon was big in both textiles and flooring- it’s looking like the hexagon is the new circle! Colorful felt was huge in a majority of the bigger showrooms such as Steelcase and Herman Miller. It makes me wish we could use felt in healthcare as it has such a nice hand and looks wonderful, adding a richness to the space that many fabrics cannot achieve.

Top Pediatric Hospitals: 3 Approaches | One Goal

Top Pediatric Hospitals: 3 Approaches | One Goal

We are so very honored to have just completed three top pediatric hospitals in Florida- each with their own approach and philosophy but with the same mission of delivering the best possible care to their young patients. You may have heard the saying before ”children are not small adults”. Nothing could be more true than […]

Nadia’s Room | Beyond the Trend

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in architecture, interior design | No Comments
Nadia’s Room | Beyond the Trend

Nadia’s Room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta represents a significant step in pediatric hospital design beyond the well-established trend to provide accommodation for inpatients’ families. Nadia’s Room is designed to ease patients’ transitions out of hospital care. In the room, visual indicators of “hospital” have been masked by a relaxed, home-like environment where family members […]

How important is natural sunlight to the recovery of hospital patients?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in architecture, interior design, landscape | No Comments
How important is natural sunlight to the recovery of hospital patients?

In short, very. Florence Nightingale, in 1863, first wrote about the benefits of daylight to patients in her Notes on Hospitals. She stated that “the axis of a ward should be as nearly as possible north and south; the windows on both sides, so that the sun shall shine in (from the time  he rises […]