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Optimistic Economic Outlook for Interior Design Firms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Improved billings over year-end 2014 and an increased number of inquiries contributed to an optimistic economic outlook for U.S. interior design firms at the end of 1st quarter 2015. Read More …

Considerations for the geriatric population in this lobby included incorporating carpet to reduce noise and falls, as well as high-back chairs with sturdy arms to support elderly patients.

Toward a Silver Architecture: Optimizing design for geriatric patients

Last fall the New York Times carried an article by Louise Aronson, a geriatrician at the University of California, San Francisco, titled “New Buildings for Older People” (Nov. 1, 2014). She described her experience bringing her 82-year old father to a brand new healthcare facility at a leading medical center and the struggle that ensued as she led him with his walker into the clinic — including seating with no arm supports and long distances to the right destination within the building. No doubt she could have gone on listing issues with the design that made it difficult to navigate for someone like her father. Read More …

Justin Skeesuck

The Accessibility Experience: Going above and beyond the ADA

Life has become increasingly difficult for me over the past 23 years, as different parts of my body have stopped functioning. I live with a progressive neuromuscular disease, which has forced me to use braces, a cane, a manual wheelchair and, most recently, a power chair for mobility. Read More …

Hope House interior features designed to project homelike comfort include hardwood floors, pocket seating areas for impromptu conversations and carpeted bedrooms with operable windows overlooking the lush hillside site.

Designing for Dignity: Evolving approaches to planning behavioral health facilities

Clinical approaches to diagnosing and treating behavioral health and mental illness have been evolving over the past 20 years with ongoing improvements in treatment and medications. Often a misunderstood disease, mental illness is slowly losing its social stigma through greater public awareness and education. Read More …

The 160,000-square-foot renovation of the medical center at Langley Air Force Base modernized treatment spaces and mechanical systems in the building. It also included a complete replacement and upgrading of the exterior using blast-proof concrete panels faced with red brick.

Protect and Serve: Meeting the needs of today’s military populations

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, home to the 4th Fighter Wing and nearly 100 supersonic fighter jets, enjoys some of the military’s most advanced technology and equipment. The base’s medical clinic, which serves a community of nearly 13,000 people, is vintage 1950s. Read More …

Trinity Mother Frances, Emerus Partner to Expand Access to Medical Care in Tyler

TYLER, Texas — Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics has plans to construct and operate a new community hospital in Tyler, Texas, expanding access to high-quality healthcare across East Texas. Read More …


The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens New Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently opened a new 135,000-square-foot Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Read More …

SVCC Expansion Rendering

St. Vincent’s Clay County to Begin Expansion Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — St. Vincent’s Clay County – a ministry of Ascension, will break ground on its $33.1-million expansion project at 10 a.m. on May 22. Read More …


DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group Awarded $15.8M Rehabilitation Hospital Project

NEW ORLEANS, La. — DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group will begin construction in May on the new Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital of New Orleans, Louisiana. The $15.8-million, 65,000-square-foot rehabilitation hospital is located in the center of New Orleans in the Mid-City district. Read More …

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