We are proud to have collaborated with Kwalu on the award winning Caterina Collection!
“The collection was designed by Alison Jones and Kathy Isogai, LeVino Jones Medical Interiors, Inc. Alison explains, “We wanted to design a seating and occasional table collection with a fresh aesthetic for Kwalu that could be used throughout a hospital or outpatient facility: waiting areas, chapel, clinical spaces, exam rooms, dining areas, administration offices and medical offices. Additionally, this collection includes a care-specific Behavioral Medicine chair and bariatric option of the same design. The entire collection meets and exceeds the rigorous standards for infection control, cleanability, sustainability and durability required for a healthcare environment.”
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Six of our designers attended the 36th Annual ASID Georgia Design Excellence Awards Gala on Thursday, May 12th at the Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta. We had a blast during the cocktail hour, taking advantage of the photo booth and fun props! LVJ was proud to enter two of our projects in the competition; the Wendy and Keith Wellin Head and Neck Cancer Clinic at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina and Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center in Atlanta. We are excited to announce Head and Neck won the Bronze Award and Polaris won the Silver Award in the category “Healthcare over 10,000 square feet”! It was a great night celebrating the amazing projects of the local design community. We are proud to be recognized for these projects and would like to congratulate all the other winners from each category.
We invite you to come check out our newest online portfolio addition, Eastside Medical Center/Women’s Center: LDR and Mother/Baby Rooms. See below for a sneak peek of the project images and follow the link for a project description and full gallery. LVJ is very excited about this project and we hope you enjoy!
It’s always fun when a product presentation comes to the office in a full-size showroom on wheels!
Often times, especially in healthcare design, we take inspiration from nature. We try to bring nature indoors with finishes, architectural features, and artwork. Sky Factory has created a great product which allows patients to enjoy picturesque scenes while sitting in a waiting room, receiving chemo treatments, or patiently waiting during an MRI. Not only do they specialize in still images, but also in video monitors. In these one hour video images, patients can experience vivid sunrises and sunsets, the sound of rushing rivers and birds chirping. These images can provide a positive distraction for patients, which creates a better overall healthcare environment for these individuals. LVJ would like to thank Sky Factory for taking the time to stop by and educate us on their unique products!
Four of our designers were lucky enough to attend the 10th annual Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s IIDA b.o.b (Best of the Best) Awards on February 25th. This year’s gala event was held at 200 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta and celebrated projects prepared by Georgia interior design firms in over ten categories. The theme for the evening was “Diamonds are Forever”, so we were able to get dressed up and sparkle! It was a great evening filled with great design, lively conversation, and delicious food. We wish to thank Humanscale and Southern Lighting Source for providing LeVino Jones Medical Interiors with tickets and also congratulate all the winners of the evening!
On Thursday, February 18, two LeVino Jones Medical Interior designers attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical office building in Marietta. We have been assisting with the space planning for several of the tenants that are moving into the building between winter, 2016 and spring, 2017. Northside Hospital has partnered with Medcraft as the developer and Welltower as the property manager group to situate this building in a bustling area of Atlanta. The base building architects, contractors, governmental officials, and physicians were all represented; they celebrated by wearing hard hats and shoveling a pile of dirt to mark the official beginning of the project. There were also representatives from the Atlanta Falcons who presented a donation to Northside Hospital to allow them to continue with Cancer research.
Specialty Tile co-sponsored a fun event called Gingertown for Atlanta-based architects and designers to raise money for various local charities. The theme for 2015’s event was “Gingertown Goes to the Beach”. Thirty sites were available & were priced according to location and theme. Levino Jones selected the “Sea Foam Green” plot, where we went with a “Rockefeller Center” theme. Four of our designers participated in the evening event that was filled with sweets, laughs and holiday spirit! We made a large Christmas tree out of stacked & frosted waffle cones decorated with small candies as ornaments and “presents” at the base of the tree. There was an ice skating rink in front of the tree. The ice skaters were made from Sour Patch Kids and Teddy Grahams, with ear muffs and ice skates added with icing. There was also a fire pit and a hot chocolate stand for those chilly beach-goers. This was such a fun event to be involved in! We are looking forward to finding out the theme and participating in Gingertown 2016.
We recently updated our own interiors to create a more functional space for ourselves! The construction process was a great reminder of what our clients experience when they are implementing a phased plan to renovate-in-place and the importance of selecting a qualified contractor. Our contractor, JCAT, earned a 5 star rating from us and made the renovation essentially effortless.
Our own 4 phased project included 10 weeks of construction while we continued to occupy our building. Ultimately, the space designed will serve as a showroom of sorts for details and product types that are often used in medical interiors, including LED lighting, custom cabinetry and low maintenance finishes.
We have just posted a new project! Click here to learn more about DeKalb County Family Protection Center and view project images. We hope you enjoy!
Providing ample daylighting in healthcare facilities has been proven to improve the moods of staff and patients as well as reduce stress levels. There are many strategies to improve daylighting. Armstrong has recently shed light on an approach that is often overlooked: flooring materials. Using flooring that has an increased reflectance value allows more artificial and natural light to bounce off the floor and onto other surfaces, thereby illuminating the space more evenly and efficiently. This is not only beneficial to patients and staff, but it also allows facilities to rely less on electricity. This reduces operating costs and is sustainable. For more information on the study, visit Daylighting and Floorings; Don’t Overlook the Issue of Reflectivity.