Author: Nikki Grayburn

Morgantown, WV, May 22, 2019 – Last Thursday, the new Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Medicine Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) opened to the public. The grand opening comes not long after RNI celebrated last Fall after performing the first-ever noninvasive Alzheimer’s procedure using focused ultrasound. As part of WVUM’s investment in the neurosciences,…

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Shared medical office spaces: ideal in theory, challenging in practice. IKM’s Ambulatory Care expert, Tami Greene, Principal, AIA, NCARB, walks us through the benefits of two types of shared models and the obstacles physician practices must overcome to achieve long-term success for patients and staff.     Click to Learn More about IKM Healthcare or…

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  Evidence-based design proves that patient outcomes are directly impacted by the environment during their hospital stay. IKM Healthcare experts Mindy Coblentz, Associate, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Samantha Smelko, LEED AP BD+C describe ways in which patient room design and technologies can impart a sense of control and safety with amenities for controlling lighting…

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  Accessibility, strategic boom placement, creating defined anesthesia and equipment zones. Healthcare today demands more of our clinical spaces to optimize treatment, healing, and time management; the operating room is no exception. Ryan Gorscak, Associate, Project Manager, LEED AP explains innovations in OR design as part of today’s evolving healthcare model.     Click to…

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  The design process, at its core, has always been one of communication. Through the design process, architects can transform the aspirations, needs, and desires of our clients into a meaningful physical reality. In that respect, we are translators: we take the idea and translate it into a built form. For generations, the language of…

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Pittsburgh’s Largest Architecture Firm Opens Second Office in Cleveland Pittsburgh, PA, January 7, 2019–Two years after its move to a newly renovated office in the Eleven Stanwix building, IKM Architecture is continuing to expand and transform as a leading regional design firm by establishing an office in Cleveland, Ohio. In many ways, Cleveland and Pittsburgh…

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Reposted from the SHIM website:   Leadership is a skillset and gifting that has been applied to different persons throughout the course of human history. We each encounter various leaders in the different aspects of our lives. We can each name the leaders in our communities, our churches, our workplaces, and even our homes. Each…

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The design process is a problem-solving exercise, and it begins by understanding a great many issues. These issues, of course, include what is first presented by the client, but many are hidden beneath the surface. Our clients come to us because they need a new building, an existing building renovated, or a combination of the…

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