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 […]

All-gender bathroom sign enforcement begins.

On March 1, 2017 OSHPD will enforce the controversial All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities legislation for new and existing facilities. All places of public accommodation which includes healthcare facilities need to change signs on single occupancy toilet room doors.

What's new with OSHPD in 2017

What’s New with OSHPD for 2017

On January 1, 2017 OSHPD will be enforcing new accessibility changes in the California Building Code. The Division of the State Architect (DSA) compiled a summary of the changes in the attached PDF document. This document provides a brief overview of the changes to definitions (Chapter 2) and accessibility provisions (Chapter 11B), and includes new scoping and technical […]

Nightingale Awards – Transforming Medical Environments with Design

Each year The Nightingale Awards “recognize contribution to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing.“ One of the winners this year caught our eye, Acrovyn Wall Panels. These wall panels let you embed images into clear 100%-BPA free wall panels that look amazing but also offer impact protection. A […]

Come here to challenge yourself. Come here to get well.

20-somethings with combat-related brain injuries were not coming to the VA Martinez for the treatment they needed. Hilliard Architects and VA Northern CA Healthcare System worked together to make it more fun! What if you could engage young Veterans with an environment that’s closer to spa or a gym, than old soldiers’ home? Hilliard Architects […]

Hospital Trends: A Patient Lift in Every Room

Patient safety and satisfaction are the cornerstones of many new design and construction decisions in the healthcare industry. One piece of equipment that plays a huge role is the patient lift. A patient lift is used to transport a patient who needs assistance around their room and to the bathroom – ensuring the safety of […]