MU Health Care’s Integrated Medicine Unit Delivers Safety and Aesthetics

Located on the top floor of MU Health Care’s three-story addition to the university hospital is a new, Integrated Medicine Unit. When designing the space, the hospital asked us to balance their functional and aesthetic goals. They needed an environment that would function for a blended patient population with medical and psychiatric needs. However, they didn’t want it to feel like a traditional psychiatric unit. Our first priority was creating a high level of safety for staff and patients. We ensured there were clear sight lines down every corridor and that everything installed was tamperproof and anti-ligature. We also designed custom caregiver stations for each patient room. These stations

Get to Know BCDG: Elizabeth

Elizabeth, or ET as she is known around the office, is BCDG's longest tenured employee. She is our resident plant lady and chocolate chip cookie expert. She loves shoes and has a pair in ever color, including her infamous pineapple shoes. What’s your favorite meal to cook for your family? I love to cook my mom's homemade spaghetti sauce. The girls always want to help add in all the spices, and I can remember as a kid wanting to do the same with my mom. What is your favorite season and why? My favorite season is fall because I enjoy the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and cooking soups and chili. Plus the excitement of going to the pumpkin patch and eating cider donuts is always

We're Moving!

It's moving day! (er, really moving month...) We are officially starting the moving process from our office in Olathe to our new digs in Overland Park tomorrow. What does that mean for you? Hopefully nothing! Due to COVID-19, we have been working remote since March and will continue to do so until we are settled in our new office. We hope this means no disruption to our clients as we go through this transition. Our offices will be closed tomorrow (May 22) as we begin to physically move to our new office. Starting June 1, 2020, please send all mail, samples, and packages to: 12101 W 110th Street, Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66210 We hope to be fully operational and welcoming visitors and prod

6 Small Updates Libraries Can Make During a Phased Reopening

As many libraries begin a phased reopening, they are presented with a unique opportunity. With fewer people in the building, they can potentially tackle some of the smaller projects on their to do lists. These kinds of improvements can be done after hours, if needed and often come with a small price tag. However, they can make a large impact on how a space performs and functions. Our work with the Derby Public Library is a great example of that. The Derby Public Library wanted to improve acoustics in their busy facility. With an open library plan, sound traveled easily from one area of the building to another. If teens were gaming or children’s programs were in session, they unintentionally

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