Category: Healthcare

Vinyl Fabrics – Useful for Stylish and Durable Upholstery

Vinyl is a high tech fabric well suited for commercial furnishings in hotels, waiting rooms, offices, conference centers, and municipal buildings. Vinyl fabrics offer some unique…


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Case Study: Therapeutic Environment Maximized with Hospital Renovation

In the complex endeavor of building or renovating healthcare facilities, hospital administrators and staff benefit from working with experienced designers and construction professionals who can guide them through…

Hospitals Look to Designers To Tackle Problem of Violence and Aggression in Emergency Departments

Design Competition Attracts Industry Elite to Develop Comprehensive Solutions It is reported that in England hospital staff experience more than 150 incidents of violence and aggression…

Forté Designer Furniture in Over 3,500 Combinations

The new Forté™ Series lounge seating collection of contract furniture is now available with interchangeable base styles, optional coordinating upholstered seats, and connecting tables for over…

Jails Pick Up the Slack of Shut-Down Mental Health Clinics

Mental Health Inmates a Majority of Jail Population County jails all across the U.S. have become de facto mental health facilities as the percentage of inmates…

Renovated Psychiatric Center Design Improvements Tour

The Missouri Psychiatric Center recently completed a $13 million dollar renovation of the 50-year old building, now owned by the University of Missouri Health Care System…

Safety Measures for Furnishing Patient Rooms in Behavioral Health Facilities

In addition to the potential safety hazards of using standard furniture in patient bedrooms, fixtures and other elements such as window coverings and hardware also warrant…

6 Key Building Attributes for Psychiatric Hospitals and Treatment Facilities

Behavioral health care facilities are among the most regulated of building types, according to the Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of…

“Old Behind Bars” Report Outlines Dilemmas Facing State and Federal Government to House Burgeoning Population of Geriatric and Special Needs Inmates

Incarcerated people aged 65 and older are straining state and federal prison facilities in ways that go beyond the staggering costs of medical care alone. In…

The Role of Color in Healing Environments

Today’s leading healthcare architects and design professionals are incorporating principles of “evidence-based design” to create environments that can deliver state-of-the-art medicine and technology while meeting the…