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CHRIS BUTCHER (COMMUNITY CANCER); HANS WEBER VISUALIZATION, © 2018 PERKINS+WILL (CHENGDU); © CRAIG DUGAN PHOTOGRAPHY (MINNESOTA)

THE BASICS

While designers say the starting point for most
healthcare projects remains minimal interiors
with clean lines and little visual clutter to help
reduce occupant stress and ease maintenance,
public spaces (lobbies, corridors) offer prime
real estate to introduce saturated colors, oversized graphics, or detailed patterns. It's a balance
that many pediatric facilities have already perfected, inspiring general care providers to do the
same, says Dori Mommers, associate vice president at CallisonRTKL (Dallas).
Jocelyn Stroupe, director of healthcare interiors at CannonDesign (Chicago), says introducing more color comes with plenty of benefits,
too-if done properly. "Color can enhance the
activity within a space, create a positive distraction, and promote wayfinding," she says. However, Stroupe adds that certain colors, such as
red, may have negative associations and should
be carefully considered. Additionally, some colored surfaces, particularly walls, may affect the
appearance of people's skin tones, making it difficult for staff to assess a patient's condition. For
these reasons, neutral and soothing tones are
still preferred for patient rooms.
Nature remains another popular theme in
healthcare aesthetics for its healing effects,
but designers are interpreting it in more progressive ways. "Now nature references are often less literal, conveyed through abstracted
graphics," says Tamra Green, a senior associate

ABOV E : A café at Com-

munity Cancer Center
North, designed by
CallisonRTKL, features
neutral finishes and
pops of color introduced
through an art piece
comprising individually
painted wooden blocks
arranged in an organic
pattern to symbolize the
collaboration of medical
professionals and patients
at the hospital. RI GH T:
At University of Minnesota Health Clinics
and Surgery Center in
Minneapolis, designed by
CannonDesign, color is
infused into the spacious
waiting areas through a
variety of bold seating
options. B E L OW: The design of the OB-GYN waiting area at Tahoe Group,
Chengdu Xilian Women's
and Children's Hospital is
a modern interpretation
of traditional Chinese
architecture, including
patterned art glass for
privacy from public circulation, custom screens to
define seating groupings,
and curated accents that
reinforce the Tahoe brand
throughout.

at CallisonRTKL (Washington, D.C.). For example, she says, at the Community Cancer Center North in Indianapolis, translucent glass slider
doors on infusion suites were designed to allow light to filter through an
abstracted branch pattern inspired by the winter season, introducing nature while also maintaining privacy.
REGIONAL INFLUENCES

Identifying an ideal aesthetic and branding approach should also be influenced by the patient population and regions being served, as well as a
healthcare organization's market objectives. "A facility in Arizona will be
quite different than one located in New England due to the local culture,"
Stroupe says.
The plus side is that introducing aesthetics that are geographically
appropriate is also likely to reduce patient stress. For example, for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which is under construction on Nantucket island in Massachusetts, CannonDesign integrated elements on the interior that reference the sea, sand, and sky as well as the local craftsmanship,
including a woven wood wall in the lobby that references the island's
deep history in basket making. "We felt it was important to celebrate the
island and to design in a way that respected residents' lifestyle and culture," Stroupe says.
BaRoss adds that the intensity of sunlight, regional weather, and the
natural surroundings should also be considered when choosing colors.
For example, the Tahoe Group, Chengdu Xilian Women's and Children's
Hospital in China is located in a warm climate where it's often cloudy. To
compensate for this, the texture and color value of interior finishes and
lighting quality were intentionally tuned to appear light, luxurious, and
uplifting, BaRoss says. Perkins+Will also created a modern interpretation
of traditional Chinese architecture for the interior design concept using

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - May 2018

Healthcare Design - May 2018
Contents
Editorial
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Hcd City Scene Photogallery
Research Brief
Bold Moves
Response Time
Strategy the Case for Experience
Product Spotlight Furniture and Casegoods
The Center
Product Innovation Awards
Face Time
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