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The Same?

All the same but… …are they really? With identical forms and rooflines, these Nordic homes have the potential to be bland and undifferentiated, but they’re not. In fact, they’re quite interesting and beautiful. All because of their use of color. …

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Reflections on a Conference

I recently attended the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference, held this year in Washington, DC. This annual conference attracts approximately 4,000 architects, engineers, designers, suppliers, and healthcare clients from all around the country, and in addition to the large number …

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Beatles or Beethoven?

The question of whether or not to incorporate music has come up in almost every healthcare design project, and more often than not, it is dropped because of polarized positions for and against, and no particular understanding of whether there …

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Is This Your Challenge?

In recent years, hospitals and medical groups have faced an accelerating pace of change, particularly in their facilities. Sometimes this is because of a merger with another organization, or an expansion into a new area, or the need to renovate …

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Where Will We Land?

Have you ever been to the launch of a hot air balloon? It is really a spectacular sight! The pilot and his crew carefully stretch out the balloon on the ground, and begin to fill it with air with a …

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Seriously?

I like to read, and I particularly enjoy reading about what is happening in the healthcare field both in this country and around the world. I learn and draw inspiration from the creative efforts of others as they tackle the …

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5,000 Miles by Train

July and August are traditional times for vacations and slowing down to recharge one’s batteries. This summer, my wife and I were able to join my father and a nephew on a 5,000 mile tour of the western United States …

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What Now?

In our lives and in our businesses, we hope to feel confident that we’re moving forward, that we’re on track. But what is at the end of this track? How do we know this is the right one for the …

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