SF DBI Accessible Business Entrance Program Helps Small Businesses

California accounts for more than 40% of the United States’ Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) legal claims filed. A majority of these claims are filed by a relatively few predatory individuals who make millions of dollars every year by filing hundreds of accessibility lawsuits.

Congratulations Highland Hospital

Highland Hospital was named East Bay’s First Adult Level 1 Trauma Center this week by the American College of Surgeons. This is a big honor and we want to give them our congratulations.

Closing the Door on Bad Design

There’s a popular saying that good design is invisible. With that in mind, take a look at this photo and see if you can identify what’s wrong with these fire doors?

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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. […]