Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

“First we shape our buildings, then they shape us” [Winston Churchill, 1943] Churchill’s words foretold our growing awareness of neuroplasticity, current innovations in medical facility design, Evidence Based Design (EBD), our appreciation of the Art of Placement (Feng Shui) and, perhaps the puzzle of the State of Illinois Governor’s offices and the criminal convictions of five elected governors…! Could there be a historical design flaw … Continue reading Is It Evidence Based Design or Feng Shui?

Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I

The ray I am talking about isn’t the gently warming, comforting, delicious feeling of sunshine on my shoulders it is a blast of bright that painfully reveals our human frailty. It can come in the form of loss, disease, accidents, upsets, reversals, etc. Continue reading Being Balanced in a Tyranny of “To Do” – Part I