Navigating Value Engineering: Substituting Without Sacrificing Design

Posted by Guest Contributor on Aug 16, 2018

We cringe when we hear the term “value engineering (VE)” because, typically for interiors, VE has become synonymous with splicing, dicing and eliminating beautiful design details and finishes which.....READ MORE

Topics: Interior Design, value engineering

Interior Design Licensure

Posted by Hannah Berman on Mar 07, 2018

My colleague, Leah Brown, discussed the gratifying experience of being an NCDIQ exam grader and being responsible for upholding interior design standards in her blog, Maintaining Interior Design.....READ MORE

Topics: Licensure, Interior Design

Standardization: the Dirtiest Word in Design

Posted by Stephanie Story on Sep 06, 2017

One of the first questions asked when working with healthcare systems to design a space is, “Do you have standards”. The term has come to have a negative connotation over time due to the challenges.....READ MORE

Topics: Interior Design, Interior Standards, Client standards

Lab Expansion to Benefit Staff and Patients

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 20, 2017

While all of our designs affect healthcare, not all are the typical ‘face’ of healthcare – an emergency department expansion, a new physician’s office or an outpatient surgery center. Some of our.....READ MORE

Topics: Interior Design, hospital laboratory, offsite laboratory

Designing Outside the Four-Walled Box of Your Office

Posted by Stephanie Story on Nov 18, 2016

Often when we are working with a client to design their space, we have a number of meetings in which we review renderings, materials, etc. While we always like to go to the client with a polished.....READ MORE

Topics: Interior Design, value engineering

Experience Design in Senior Behavioral Healthcare

Posted by Stephanie Story on Jun 06, 2016

Many of us will need to evaluate senior care for a loved one at some point in our adult lives. We also may need there to be a behavioral health component as part of that care model. My intuition of..


Topics: Interior Design, patient experience, Behavioral Health Design

Maintaining Interior Design Standards – NCIDQ Exam Grader Reflections

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 21, 2014

Recently I had the opportunity to serve on the National Grading Panel for the Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Spring 2014 Grading Session

The Exam

Passing the NCIDQ exam.....READ MORE

Topics: NCIDQ, Interior Design, Design Careers

The Positive Experience of Healthcare Interiors

Posted by Guest Contributor on Nov 14, 2014

As I was applying for college a few years ago, I realized I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I was interested in design and I enjoyed doing community service, so I decided.....READ MORE

Topics: Interior Design, Healthcare Interiors, Internship

Design Local Inspiration

Posted by Nicole Wood on Mar 31, 2014

Featured in Healthcare Construction + Operations, March 2014.

As designers, we are often consulted by manufacturers during the later stages of their product development process. They ask our opinion.....READ MORE

Topics: furniture, Design Local, NCIDQ, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, finishes, inspiration, Healthcare

Deciphering Designers’ Alphabet Soup

Posted by Lisa Lipschutz on Jan 29, 2014

Published by Facility Care, November 14, 2013

We all know what MD and PhD stand for after someone’s name. Have you ever wondered what the initials behind your architect’s or interior designer’s..


Topics: Licensure, Architecture, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement

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