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A Well-Designed Hospital Comes From a Lean Process

What comes to mind when you hear the words “well-designed”? Perhaps it’s a car, a website, a smartphone or even a good suit. No matter what it is, what is that thing that makes it better than the next? Take a well-designed website as an example. On a well-designed website, you can find what you […]

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Hilliard Architects is a Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Preferred Provider

We’re excited to announce that Hilliard Architects has been chosen as a Kaiser Permanente Preferred Provider. We’re looking forward to providing them with outstanding healthcare design, architecture and accessibility services for their Northern California facilities. Check back for project updates. Thanks Kaiser Permanente!

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Healthcare Design that Reduces Adverse, Preventable Events & Promotes Safety

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “No adverse event should ever occur anywhere in the world if the knowledge exists to prevent it from happening.” (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety Solutions, 2010) Adverse Events that Occur in Patient Rooms There are many adverse events that can occur in a patient’s room. […]

The Value of Time

Evidence-based design (EBD) has become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare development and design. Why? Because it incorporates design techniques that add tremendous value to the outcome of the patients, their experience, the hospital staff, and the hospital administration’s bottom line. In this particular case, the value is time.

Uplifting Design & Healthcare

There are dark days for everyone. Patients undergoing long-term treatments may have the darkest of them all. Fear of the unknown, losing the ability to live and work as you please, worry for your family and friends, and the ultimate fear of all, loss of life. This is a reality. These are the dark anxieties […]

Does your business look accessible from Google Earth?

How does your clinic, hospital, store or other public accommodation look from Google Earth, other internet sites or even a passing automobile? Have you ever heard of a Google Lawsuit or a Drive-By Lawsuit? It may sound controversial but there’s a new trend where individuals either drive by or simply use Google Earth, Street View […]