The Tools We Use

Improving patient care and reducing costs starts with identifying and minimizing waste in every process, procedure, and task. LEAN Design is just one of the many ways we

April 13, 2023

Best Practices

We have compiled some highlights from our body of knowledge based on hundreds of finished healthcare projects, many of which contain some variation of a welcome desk, to

January 26, 2023

Healthcare of the Future: Access, Affordability and Equity

As we all know, the world has changed a lot in the last few years. We've seen a pandemic go from being an issue for a few people

August 12, 2022

A Look Back: Hood River Memorial Hospital

Healthcare Planning is about helping our clients develop a larger vision for their facilities, which translates into solid, long-term decisions. It’s not just about getting a building built.

February 21, 2022

The ‘Why’ Behind our Work

Clark/Kjos Architects is celebrating our 30th anniversary in business this year, and we look forward to continuing our mission to create better healthcare environments for the organizations and

January 1, 2022

Design Lessons Learned for Future Pandemics

As we have all learned from COVID-19, even with all of the medical advancements in our society, we are all affected by the consequences of a pandemic. Healthcare

November 16, 2021

Elements of Design

A Closer Look at Real-Time Rendering Accurate renderings are one of the most essential tools an architect can use to help clients visualize a concept.  An informed client

October 3, 2021

The Perfect Reception

Did you know that the initial experience at the reception desk often shapes the customer’s impression of an organization? It’s true! The first impression is the last impression,

February 5, 2020

Sensitive Landscaping Brings Healing Power to Healthcare Buildings

We all know sensitively designed gardens and landscaping brings healing power to any healthcare building. A great example of this is the Japanese-style garden at Samaritan Lebanon community

January 27, 2020

Thinking Inside the Box

Q: How can we make healthcare more convenient, accessible, and affordable, while at the same time helping to fill up the growing inventory of large vacant buildings around the

October 22, 2019

Safer Healthcare Environments by Design

Health care environments can and are being designed to prevent injury, minimize human error, and actually promote improved health and safety. This article shows risk managers how evidence-based

Hidden Design Innovation

Probably no area of a hospital is more densely packed with infrastructure than the ceilings of operating rooms and interventional radiology rooms.  Structurally, this includes supports for monitor

October 18, 2018