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 […]
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 […]
It’s not easy to summarize complicated thoughts and feelings that seem to be more present than usual for many of us this year. But we can certainly take a moment to pause and be grateful. These are some of the things we’re thankful for at Hilliard Architects.
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 […]
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 […]
When a unique 50-year-old building on Mare Island began showing signs of exterior concrete degradation, the building manager needed to find out where it was happening and how bad the damage was. Using the traditional method of having investigators hang from harnesses is dangerous, costly, and could take weeks. Plus, it runs the risk of […]