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Designing for Seniors and Low-Vision Patients

Many seniors have diminished vision and hearing making navigating a trip to the clinic or emergency department challenging and overwhelming.   There are many design elements to consider when planning care spaces for seniors and low vision patients.  It is wise to design with three important senses in mind: sight, touch, and sound.   Design Studio Blue recently completed the design for the new Banner Boswell Emergency Department in Sun City, AZ.  During the design process, we focused heavily on designing for...

The Influence of Healthcare Design in Today’s Marketplace

Rebecca, Principal at Design Studio Blue, was honored to be a featured guest on the Porcelanosa podcast where she spoke about the influence of Healthcare Design in today’s marketplace. Many thanks to the incredible hostess Cheryl Jannis for the opportunity to share Design Studio Blue’s process of designing a hospital setting from the moment the patient walks through the door until the time they leave - and every step in between. During their conversation, they discussed how design, in general, can...

Rady Children’s Hospital

A 2018 highlight project for Design Studio Blue was the renovated Rady Children's Hospital Medical Office Building, San Diego, in collaboration with HMC architects. The project was 61,000 SF, 3 full floors of renovation and was completed February, 2018. Design Studio Blue's involvement was Interior Design, Furniture Planning, and Art Consulting. The overall concept was to create a warm and inviting environment, that uplifts the spirit and inspires healing throughout. Design Studio Blue created design concepts themed Underwater Adventures, Day at...

Claire’s Place

It was an honor to share the Claire’s Place project with our viewers. The visionary for the project, Claire Wineland, was a complete joy and inspiration to work with. Claire lived with cystic fibrosis her entire life. At the age of 13 she founded Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc, a non-profit providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF). Zappos, the project donor, reached out to Design Studio Blue to bring Claire’s vision for a joyful children’s hospital...