The design of health care facilities is governed by many regulations and technical requirements. Our understanding of Healthcare Design begins with the approach to the facility, the drop-off area, the parking lots, and the street signs. The message is one that conveys welcoming, caring, comfort, and compassion, commitment to patient well-being and safety, where stress is relieved, refuge is provided, respect is reciprocated, competence is symbolized, way-finding is facilitated, and families are accommodated. Our facility design also influences employee service attitudes and behaviors. Finishes, signage, and artwork are carefully selected, well coordinated, and integrated to deliver our clients a thoughtful design that can help ensure the proper first impression is created and sustained.
- Ambulatory Care & Outpatient
- Cancer Centers
- Children's Hospitals
- Community Hospitals
- Medical Office Buildings
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Senior Living
Ambulatory Care & Outpatient
Many outpatient construction projects are responses to hospitals’ increased outpatient workloads. RGB has been a great asset to Facility Managers to plan and design renovations when existing outpatient facilities within hospitals are expanded, overhauled, updated or designed for new construction.
As designers, we understand the complete spectrum of journeys that cancer patients experience, to gain true empathy that informs the design of environments to more effectively support the cancer fight. With deeper understanding, we increase our ability to design uniquely responsive places that have the potential to aid the healing process and to provide a place that reinforces respect, dignity and security.
Our design of children hospitals delivers the same messages of permanence, confidence and technical currency that general acute care and ambulatory facilities strive to communicate, and we do this in a non-institutional manner that is playful but not stereotyped. Our goals are to design spaces that engage, delight and provide fun, while meeting the special needs of children and families dealing with medical issues.
We make every effort to make sure that the hospital stays as un-threatening, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. Our interior designers plays a major role in this effort to create a therapeutic environment by addressing aging, visual acuity, as well as all other physical and mental disabilities.
Medical Office Buildings
Our Medical Office Building (MOB) architects are placing a heightened emphasis on design principles that enhance the overall patient experience by designing facilities of the right size with the flexibility to thrive in a changing healthcare landscape.
Designing rehabilitation centers requires a full understanding of the interface between inpatient care and the community. These type of spaces also serve as a site for research and for training of mental health professionals on all aspects of outpatient treatment of mental health problems. As such, understanding that these centers not only are providers of preventative care, primary care, and aftercare is important for a successful integrated design.
The movement to de-institutionalize senior living and, in particular, nursing homes is the concept that we practice when designing Senior Living Spaces. We plan for person-directed care that focuses on the needs of individuals, rather than on those of the institution. As part of the movement, we keep open-plan, residential-scale settings, in which empowered residents and caregivers partner to create nurturing communities.