March 20, 2018

Med Students Who Make Time for Art Have More Empathy

Of course we know the meaningful benefits of including artworks in the built environment, especially in healthcare facilities. Now we are seeing more and more evidence that experiencing art may improve a physician’s practice. New data is supporting the notion that the arts and humanities should be part of physician training. Medical students who experience Read More

March 1, 2018

Injured Nurses: An Investigation

The evidence could not be more compelling. The outcomes could not be more serious. It’s only a matter of the priority that hospital administrators give to protecting nursing staff. Nurses face career-ending risks of injuries each time they attempt to lift or move a patient. They “suffer roughly three times the rate of back and Read More

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