Every design decision we make influences people’s lives. We work to empower the patient, the visitor and the caregiver. At Cannon Design, our dedicated healthcare interiors team is committed to solving our clients’ environmental challenges and bringing to the table smart and responsible design solutions that rise above expectations.
Our intelligent practice and creativity improves healthcare environments. Our fundamental design principles focus on comprehensive solutions that improve the quality of the healthcare experience in the competitive healthcare market.
We pride ourselves on the service we provide our clients, striving to achieve the best solutions by engaging hospital administration, facilities staff and medical teams throughout our process.
Given the significant impact the built environment has on patients and outcomes, we focus on solutions that will benefit the emotional and psychological needs of patients, families and caregivers while addressing the organization’s operational and financial objectives and goals.
We are responsive to our clients’ goals and to the spirit of their cultures. Our work is built upon the human experience of space and fosters healing, encourages interaction and incorporates elements that empower the individual.
Dale Greenwald, Associate IIDA
With more than 25 years of design experience, Dale Greenwald works collaboratively to identify and achieve the client’s project goals. In the role of Interiors Project Principal within Cannon Design’s diverse practice, he has enjoyed the continued benefit of participating on a broad range of project types, which continually informs and enhances the environments we create. His experience demonstrates his grasp of modern health sciences technologies and his ability to integrate them into sophisticated and flexible designs capable of incorporating medical advancements into the interior environment. Through the innovative use of new materials, methods, and technology to solve design problems, Greenwalad has produced exceptionally effective and stimulating environments that enhance user satisfaction, productivity, and contribute to the quality and dignity of life. His client roster for healthcare includes Stony Brook University Medical Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Email Dale Greenwald »
David L. Radue
David Radue has amassed over 25 years of experience as an Interior Design Project Manager, with a focus on healthcare interiors. An outstanding project manager, his work has been recognized with numerous design awards, including a Modern Healthcare/AIA Design Award and a High Honors/Laboratory of the Year Award from Research & Development. Recently, Radue led the interior design programs for the LEED Silver Brigham and Women’s Hospital Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, a clinical expansion program for the VA Medical Center at Fayetteville; and the new spinal cord injury facility at the VA Bronx. He is an associate member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).Email David L. Radue »
Jocelyn Stroupe, IIDA, AAHID, EDAC
Jocelyn Stroupe, Cannon Design’s Director of Healthcare Interiors, has more than 25 years of experience uniting the disciplines of planning, programming, branding, and facility management with cohesive, comforting interior design. She excels at working with clients to achieve optimistic interiors that create a positive experience for patients, family, and staff. Stroupe has led the interior design for projects at Northwest Community Hospital, in Arlington Heights, IL, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois, in Peoria, and is leading the interior design for the Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM). She is president of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers and Evidence-Based Design Accredited Professional (EDAC) with the Center for Health Design. Stroupe has presented extensively on healthcare and design topics at conferences such as Healthcare Design, ASHE PDC, Pebble Partner meetings and the Healthcare Symposium. Her projects have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Modern Healthcare, and Contract.Email Jocelyn Stroupe »
Implementing capital strategies on academic medical center campuses requires a specialized understanding of clinical delivery futures, translational research, and philosophies of medical education. As one of the highest-ranked North American firms in design for university, research, and healthcare, Cannon Design draws upon a fully integrated understanding of these areas to create highly successful, world-class academic medical center environments, where cutting edge medicine and research are delivered in an environment with a human touch.
Whether rural, suburban, or urban, community hospitals face a host of fiscal pressures and a range of obligations to their constituents. In planning and designing community hospitals, Cannon Design partners with clients to create healthcare environments that reflect the importance of community to the healing process. With a broad understanding of the variety of service lines and departments offered in the community hospital, we undertake state-of-the-art planning and design to enhance and transform the experience for patients, staff and caregivers—facilitating the delivery of family-focused care that addresses each community’s unique needs.
As more and more medical treatments are offered in ambulatory rather than inpatient settings, Cannon Design has been helping healthcare providers accommodate this trend. Healthcare executives are embracing the role of design in differentiating and marketing services, creating a strong brand statement, impacting operations, and improving overall experience. In response, our design approach focuses on convenience and flexibility, retail amenities and creating a strong brand identity.
Cancer is one of the most frightening diagnoses a person can hear, and statistics indicate that cancer will continue to touch more people as the population ages. Cannon Design has used this knowledge to inform interior design, creating a powerful patient experience. By providing control over the environment and a connection to caregivers—most importantly family members—we are able to make the frequent visits a cancer patient has as comfortable and healing as possible Our interior solutions for cancer patients are in touch with the intimacy of nature and its power to heal. Our experience ranges from large scale, complex cancer centers to small, intimate community-based settings.
Women’s and Children’s
Women’s health facilities provide a wide array of services. Successful design of a women’s health facility requires knowledge of the comprehensive needs for women. Cannon Design brings this knowledge to bear in the design of women’s centers, with a consistent emphasis on family-centered care. Designing for this patient population dictates that aesthetics considerations, such as the choice of materials, lighting and color, is essential in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for care. Designing for children requires an understanding of their unique needs. Children have a different point of view, engage with their environment differently and need to have a sense of continuity in their lives in order to feel safe and secure. Children’s facilities cover a wide range of ages and each have specific demands of their environment. Spaces designed for children are also designed with families in mind, enabling them to be a part of the daily activities and care. For environments focused on children, special attention to enhancing positive stimulus while reducing the impact of negative stimulus can directly impact the well being of the child, the family, and the staff.
Often the first point of contact a patient has with a hospital is their emergency department. Another ‘front door’, ED’s have a tremendous impact on a patient’s experience, and does much to shape his/her opinion when seeking care in the future. Emergency departments are busy places where the urgency of treatment is paramount, and Cannon Design’s care environments support these activities efficiently and safely. Our approach to the design of emergency departments is to address the full range of healthcare issues from routine care to catastrophe—while creating a calming and safe place for the most urgent healthcare environment. From large urban trauma centers to community hospital emergency departments, freestanding emergency care facilities, and mass casualty treatment centers, Cannon Design implements solutions that address the unique challenges of emergency medicine and emphasize the efficient, effective, and safe delivery of care.
According to the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Mental Health, one in four people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives. At Cannon Design, we believe that sensitively designed facilities positively impact patient outcomes. Our approach for behavioral health design is rooted in creating environments that heal the whole person. With that in mind, Cannon Design has created several award-winning facilities that emphasize treating each patient holistically: medically, socially and spiritually. Every detail of design is carefully considered in order to create environments where patient and staff safety is ensured, while avoiding the feeling of an “institution.” Creating “neighborhoods” within our behavioral health facilities allows for the accommodation of variations in the patient population and provides a catalyst for activities and interaction among like-acuity patients.
Environments for Aging
Design Showcase: Kaleida Health, Highpointe on Michigan
Emergency Physicians International
Designing the ED of Tomorrow
Architecture New York State
Design Matters: Kaleida Health GVI and UB CRTC
World Health Design
Cancer Treatment Environments: From pre-design research to post-occupancy evaluation
Health Facilities Management
Critical evidence: Exploring research-driven interior design
- Advocate Healthcare
- Arizona State Hospital
- BJC HealthCare
- Baltimore Washington Medical Center
- Banner Health
- Baptist Medical Center
- Berkshire Health Systems
- Bermuda Hospitals Board
- Boston Medical Center
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
- Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
- Children's Hospital of Boston
- Children's Hospital of New Orleans
- Children's Medical Center of Israel
- Diagnostic Radiology Associates
- Essex County Hospital Center
- Fletcher Allen Health Care
- Froedtert Health
- Hauptman-Woodward Research Institute
- Hospital for Special Surgery
- INCA Instituto Nacional de Cancer
- Infrastructure Ontario Healthcare
- Interior Health Authority, British Columbia
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kaleida Health System
- Karmanos Cancer Institute
- King Faisal Specialist Hospital
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
- National Institutes of Health
- New York University Hospitals Center
- North Carolina Department of Health
- Northwest Community Hospital
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital
- OSF Healthcare System
- Ontario Shores Center for Mental Health
- Pima County Hospital
- Saskatoon Health Region
- South Nassau Communities Hospital
- St. Anthony's Medical Center
- St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
- Stony Brook Medical Center
- Tata Trust
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- UC San Diego
- Union Memorial Hospital
- University of Chicago Medical Center
- University of Colorado Hospital
- University of Kansas Hospital Authority
- University of Massachusetts Medical Center
- Vancouver Island Health Authority
- Washington University Medical Center
- Zhejiang University Medical Center