March 26, 2017

AIA Gulf Coast Green 2017

We are so proud to be presenting at this years AIA Gulf Coast Green conference in Houston, TX. Louise Nicholson Carter will be assisting Diane Alexander present her work titled: Therapeutic Gardens: Where Science and Art Merge.   This course provides architects and designers with a multitude of biophillic and sensory integrated approaches to designing Read More

February 1, 2017

A Novel Approach to the Built Environment for Memory Care

We focus so much on how to build residential facilities for memory care, encompassing all the daily needs, an approach like this one is pretty surprising to hear about. And we’d love to know how well it is working. In San Diego, a non-profit organization, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Care Centers, built an Read More

January 26, 2017

Now Showing: ONEEVERYONE, a Photographic Exploration of Care-Giving

We are very interested to have learned about this photography show opening this weekend in Austin. Landmarks, the public art program at University of Texas at Austin, commissioned photographer Ann Hamilton to shoot a series of portraits — part of her ongoing project — specifically for UT’s Dell Medical School. She welcomed all who had Read More

December 15, 2016

Your Brain on Abstract Art

We really recommend taking half an hour to listen to this fascinating conversation on the Science Friday radio show with Nobel-prize winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, about reconnecting the arts and sciences. It’s especially interesting to those of us who are studying evidence to inform design decision in healthcare facilities. Dr. Kandel, whose new book is Read More

December 6, 2016

Art Allergies

Health and safety are a concern for all art installations, even those that are installed in non-healthcare facilities. This wooden 17-foot tall $750,000 sculpture had to be removed from the FBI’s Miami field office because it was making the staff there sick. If you are a sculptor in wood, it sure would help to know Read More

November 22, 2016

Chef’s Night Out w/ IIDA and Modern Luxury

‘Tis the season for food and lots of it! Our team won the IIDA & Modern Luxury 2016 Chef’s Night Out! Louise Nicholson Carter was paired with Chef Harold Wong of The Fish. The menu on our table featured “Beets & Flow”: Golden beet baked in soil (it came from the earth so we cooked Read More