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Interior Finishes Enhance Healing
April 23, 2018
Interior Finishes Enhance Healing

The shift in the interior design approach in healthcare facilities is allowing what used to be a typically sterile and clinical environment to move into warm, inviting, and enjoyable spaces for providers and patients.

National Architecture Week is Every Week!
April 13, 2018
National Architecture Week is Every Week!

If you have anything that could use some critical thinking, considering speaking to an architect. Like a muscle, we exercise design-thinking and must think outside-the-box every day.

Teller Pods: Design to Support Efficiency and Connection
April 9, 2018
Teller Pods: Design to Support Efficiency and Connection

Teller pods allow for more interaction between customers and tellers. Instead of being separated by a wall, staff and customers can work together, creating a more personal banking experience.

Campus Icon Gets Its Crown
April 5, 2018
Campus Icon Gets Its Crown

The 45,000 pound cupola of the freestanding chapel at the University of Saint Francis was lifted and placed onto the building's steel frame, a unique step in the construction of the building.

Meet the People: Katie Briner
Generational Differences in the Industry
March 27, 2018
Generational Differences in the Industry

While there are generational gaps between many of us at Design Collaborative, our younger staff constantly asks questions of our older staff to learn from their experiences and be guided as we learn our roles.

Global Design Differences
March 12, 2018
Global Design Differences

Having studied and worked both in Asia and the United States, I’m able to discuss some of the similarities and differences between the two continents in design, goals, and methods, as well as study and work environments.

Creating Our Own Stories
March 8, 2018
Creating Our Own Stories

Women working in industries that are typically male-dominated sometimes unknowingly play an important role in inspiring young women. Similar to the evolution of the career path of the Barbie doll, career options are now endless for girls as they consider their future.

Meet the People: Rich Busfield
Design Collaborative Wins Five Advertising Honors Awards
Hospital Planning: Patient Care Units
February 26, 2018
Hospital Planning: Patient Care Units

In the final blog of our Hospital Planning series, we discuss designing patient care units. The safety and comfort of the patient, as well as the ease of care for the staff are the primary drivers for design.

Hospital Planning: Imaging Departments
February 19, 2018
Hospital Planning: Imaging Departments

Hospital imaging rooms are designed with the evolution of advancements, replacements, and upgrades in mind. Each of these spaces is designed with the patient in mind first. Procedures are typically stressful for the patient, but good designers do their best to humanize the experience through design.

Hospital Planning: Emergency Departments
February 12, 2018
Hospital Planning: Emergency Departments

When designing a hospital's emergency department, our team needs to collect and understand a plethora of information from the hospital. The goal is to correctly size the department in order to adequately serve the patient population.

Hospital Planning: Surgery Departments
February 5, 2018
Hospital Planning: Surgery Departments

Our healthcare team has to have a developed understanding of a hospital's key departments to effectively plan and design an efficient and patient-friendly environment. Here, I'll focus on a surgery department.

Thad Berkes Joins DC as Chief Estimator
February 1, 2018
Thad Berkes Joins DC as Chief Estimator

Thad Berkes has joined the DC team as Chief Estimator!