The Hidden Design Behind Observational Care

Registration and lobby at North Shore Health in Grand Marais, MN

By Rebecca J. Lewis, FAIA, FACHA, CID Principal, Director of Healthcare Design We’ve all done the small-talk shuffle. That walk from waiting area to exam room at our local clinic where we chat with the nurse about the weather, the…

DSGW presents “Growing Older Close to Home: Strategies to build skilled care facilities in Tribal communities” at the 2018 Environments for Aging Conference

Winnebago Nursing Home

Environments for Aging brings together national leaders working to develop ideas that improve the living environments for an aging population. In three days, attendees network, learn and share latest innovations and best practices in senior friendly design for long-term and…

5 Ways Virtual Reality is Transforming Rural Healthcare Design

Simulation showing the new waiting and registration area for the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Clinic.

By Ryan Turner, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP Principal, Healthcare One of the most important steps in architectural design is communicating the space to the client in a way that they not only understand but also experience. Until very recently,…