Posts tagged ‘clinic design’
That was one of the biggest problems in collecting photos for the book because my focus was on areas where patients spend their time. I was stunned to see how few examples I could find of diagnostic imaging rooms, cardiac cath labs, and various types of procedure and diagnostic spaces that were other than absolutely bereft of any sort of design amenities and color. Do people think that color is harmful? I don’t understand why there is a total lack of color. I think it costs less in terms of expending your design fee to just have a basic neutral color applied to any clinical areas. Make it white and put in a white or gray tile floor and you’re done with it. This just makes me crazy because this is where patients spend their time. (more…)
It is so important to think of the staff when designing because nurses are such a precious commodity. They have such challenging work. When you are hospitalized or if you have a family member who is very ill and you experience great nursing, you just stand back and say, “How do you find people who come to this calling and can do what they do?” It’s just remarkable. They often don’t have five minutes to go into a lounge to put their feet up.
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