February 14, 2018

More Healing Trees: Forest Bathing

We’ve discussed already the important findings that just being near trees is good for our mental health, as well as public health and so on. Now check out this NPR story that shows how we can really activate those arboreal benefits by indulging in something called “Forest Bathing.” It’s not just a way to pass Read More

February 7, 2018

Architecture and Public Health

Following up on our earlier post about Health Design and Public Health, we are taking note of this AIA report on the proceedings of Design & Health Research Consortium, which is developing strategies to expand the knowledge base and catalyze industry adoption of health research in design. It’s called “From Research to Application: Building the Read More

January 30, 2018

At the Health Museum: Biorhythm – Music and the Body

Have you been to the Health Museum recently? Have you seen their new show “Biorhythm: Music and the Body“? It looks fascinating and we’re eager to attend several of the scheduled events that are coming up. What makes us dance? Why do we sing the blues? Could there be a formula for the perfect hit? Read More

January 23, 2018

Project Feature: Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley

Fort Riley, Kansas | 550,000 sq ft | Leo A. Daly & RLF Skyline Signature Experience (TM) Reflects the historic roots and culture of Fort Riley, home of the 1st Infantry Division, by translating vintage archives into commissioned signature art pieces. Mixture of materials to promote positive engagement Emphasis on evidence-based design principles 17-foot art Read More

January 17, 2018

#SkylineArtCar: Quetzalcoatl

Perhaps you’ve heard that we’re working on an art car for this year’s parade. We held an in-house competition among about a dozen submissions, and our winning design will be Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity recognized by many Mesoamerican indigenous peoples, most especially the Aztec. He takes many forms. He is associated with the wind, Read More

January 9, 2018

Art for Behavioral Health

We are of course very interested to read about innovations in art installations for behavioral health facilities. These spaces present unique and serious challenges – such as no ligature points or sharp edges. And among healthcare facilities, behavior health centers are especially in need of positive distraction. With so many design restrictions in place, too Read More