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Emerging Trends: Flexible Work Environments

At Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we are known for our broad experience in commercial and hospitality design. Our architects and designers understand how changing events and environments affect how we use the buildings we live and work in. When it comes to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, safety is always the priority, followed closely by accessibility and adaptability.

What the Pandemic has Taught us About Healthcare Design

As 2021 nears its end and we look back over the last couple of years, Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo would like to take a moment to consider how much we’ve learned from living with a global pandemic. From the most mundane task to the biggest project, the virus has forced us to reassess how we work, …

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Emerging Trends: Virtual Care

At Studio Design Group Architects in San Luis Obispo, we stay ahead of the current advances and trends in healthcare design architecture. Our extensive experience in all aspects of designing hospitals and other medical facilities allows us to anticipate and respond to current events and trends in healthcare design.

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Project Update: Phase Two of Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine Complete

Phase One of French Hospital’s Oppenheimer Center for Emergency Medicine was completed in January of 2020, giving San Luis Obispo healthcare an essential and timely upgrade. Studio Design Group is excited to announce that Phase Two has just wrapped up and the project is now complete. Studio Design Group’s initial phase project design added 8,850 square feet to the Emergency Department, including …

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Why Hospital Design Matters

Most people who enter a hospital don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what went into the design. But when hospitals are thoughtfully designed to be safer and more efficient, it can lead to happier employees, more comfortable visitors, and healthier patients. Design Can Guide and Inform Hospitals can be big, intimidating places – especially when people are under …

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Beyond the Buffer: Flooring in Today’s Healthcare Environments

There was a time when hospitals and other healthcare environments were known for their very boring, very shiny waxed floors. Today, our San Luis Obispo healthcare design team embraces flooring as a feature that can contribute to wellness in a variety of ways. Let’s explore flooring’s many roles in healthcare settings. Patient and Staff Mobility and Safety Floors in healthcare …

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Teamwork Leads to Quick Deployment of COVID-19 Testing Facility on Central Coast

“Thanks for your team’s work on our many lab projects. Not sure you know, but we’ve developed one of the most robust COVID testing platforms in CA. Your team helped make that happen.”-Mark Allen, Chief Operations Officer, Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, CA When a community is in need, it’s all hands on deck. Marian Regional Medical Center in …

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Project Introduction: Marian Regional Medical Center – Crisis Stabilization Unit

Proposed in August 2019, Dignity Health’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Santa Maria is scheduled to break ground in fall of 2020. With completion expected in spring of 2021, the project will remodel 3,200 square feet of existing medical office space at 1401 East Main St. The CSU will allow as many as 12 behavioral health patients experiencing mental health crises to …

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Architecture That Heals : Part 2

Emerging Healthcare Trends 2020 In our previous blog, we considered innovations that we may see in our public spaces as a result of the recent global COVID-19 pandemic, ways in which we may be able to proactively slow the spread of highly transmittable diseases. This post will focus on healthcare settings, including long term care facilities, and how they may adapt existing …

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Architecture That Heals: Part 1

The modernist movement of the early 20th century was spurred, in part, as a means to limit the spread of disease through design. How will architecture respond and evolve to the pandemic met in the early part of the 21st century? It’s been quite a few weeks of working from home and distance learning in many households in SLO County …

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Project Update: Phase One of Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine Complete

In January, we proudly announced the grand opening of Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine at French Hospital Medical Center. We are very pleased that phase one of this San Luis Obispo healthcare design project is complete and currently serving our community. Phase two will bring interior remodeling of the existing emergency department. The design from our Studio Design Group, Architects, Inc. …

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Healthcare Design Project Update: Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine at French Hospital Medical Center

Time for a construction update on an essential local healthcare design project here in San Luis Obispo. Project Architect Ellen Goodwin is sharing a behind-the-scenes look at Phase I of the French Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department expansion, which will be completed by summer 2019. In this photo, Phase I is well underway. Footings and foundations are poured, structural columns set, and …

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Project Spotlight: French Hospital Private Tour

Time for another update on a key healthcare design project here in San Luis Obispo. Last week project architect Ellen Goodwin joined president and CEO of French Hospital Alan Iftiniuk along with Peter Oppenheimer at a special tour of the developing facility. There were roughly 40 people in attendance, including the hospital’s foundation members and media. The theme of the …

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Champions in Healthcare Luncheon

Once again, a big congratulations to our very own Ellen Goodwin! Last week Ellen was recognized as a Champion in Healthcare by the Pacific Coast Business Times. The organization held a celebratory luncheon at the Tower Club in Oxnard, where the 9 nominees were commended for their outstanding work. Key figures throughout the Central Coast and California came to share …

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Ellen Goodwin: Champion in Healthcare

Congrats to our very own Ellen Goodwin! She has been honored as a Champion in Healthcare from The Pacific Coast Business Times, a weekly business journal subscription serving the Central Coast. The journal holds an annual award program that spotlights leaders in the healthcare realm every year. This year’s theme is: Managing Disruption, and Ellen was recognized for her innovative work on …

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Branding a Healthcare Office Through Architecture

When it comes to healthcare design, our team has experienced the first-hand effects architecture can play in one’s well-being. Whether you’re a patient, physician, or family member, there is no doubt that a depressing space can exacerbate emotions. For this reason and many others, it is important to carefully brand every healthcare office and waiting room not only to align with …

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Studio Design Group Architects Healthcare Design: How Sounds Save Lives

Studio Design Group Architects is made up of people passionate about designing mindful and efficient spaces where both caregivers and patients may feel at peace. Our experienced experts know the OSHPD health care building code inside and out, and design with attention to detail. The team at Studio Design Group Architects understands that effective healthcare design demands balance between form and function …

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Virtual Reality & Healthcare Design

Here at Studio Design Group Architects, we are constantly educating ourselves on the latest technology invigorating the realm of healthcare design. Every year there is a new advancement—whether it is a construction program that allows for more spot-on project time and cost estimates, or drones that can survey a building site in thirty minutes, one break through seems to come right …