An alternative learning environment needs a facility that can meet unique demands. Phoenix High School in Kennewick, WA did just that, with students and staff working in an open-plan space that encourages collaborative learning. Learn how this project-based, alternative-track learning environment outfitted their facility to perfectly suit their needs.
Bogged down by clutter? Turns out, a cramped workspace directly correlate to stress. The same goes for posture and the amount of physical – and mental – breathing room you allot for yourself. The good news? You can combat stressful factors with a list of science-backed tips. Who knew it was as simple as sitting up straighter?
The use of art to positively impact patient outcomes is nothing new. However, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Arts In Healthcare have taken arts initiatives one step further to further improve the healing process in hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, hospices, and other entities within the medical community.
Mountain States Health Alliance DBA Johnson City Medical found that rubber flooring helped mitigate many of the concerns of choosing building materials for OR environments. Learn how the facility sustains the daily rigors of the operating room: high traffic, heavy tables, microscopes and high-stain chemicals such as methylene blue and betadine.
Who knew that something as simple as placing a plant on your desk could significantly lower stress at the office? Forbes.com compiles a list of nine suggestions you can easily integrate into your workspace to reduce office-induced stress.
How do you test the effectiveness of a newly constructed space? For starters, see how it stands the test of time. Children’s of Alabama, the third largest pediatric hospital in the country, completed a new 760,000-square-foot addition two years ago.
Looking to make a better first impression? Improving patient satisfaction can be as simple as putting some thought into your parking garage. According to a recent article from Building Operating Management (BOM), the parking garage experience often sets a patient’s first impression of the healthcare facility they are patronizing.
On your feet for the majority of the workday? We feel your pain. Luckily, Lifehacker.com has compiled this useful roundup of quick and easy exercises.
When Willamette University officials sought to double the size of the campus fitness center, they turned to sustainable flooring as a building solution. Learn how the university met the challenge of expansion while maintaining LEED certified standards.
For years, design professionals have claimed a direct tie between student performance and classroom design. A new study proves it, performed by researchers at the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.