Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 16, 2006
Barone Design Group, a solutions-driven architecture and interiors firm, collaborated with Sikes Group, a leading Houston-based architecture firm, to design and construct four new DaVita dialysis service centers in San Antonio and Houston.
Barone Design Group, a firm with extensive experience creating innovative and high performance environments, collaborated with the Sikes Group to develop new clinics that integrate the latest technologies and enhance patient comfort. The design strategy underpinning DaVita dialysis centers includes evaluating and implementing solutions that maximize function and patient comfort. Each facility is designed to serve between 12 to 24 patients, medical and business administration staff, and accommodate a team of health care professionals who also provide home-bound care.
Key components of the design include creating an environment that is highly accessible and comfortable; incorporating a range of new technologies; and creating an efficient, streamlined space programming strategy. Each patient area includes dialysis equipment, personal flat screen televisions and internet access. Indirect lighting, used in conjunction with natural light and natural color tones, creates a soothing environment. Durable finishes allow for easy sanitation and long-term maintenance.
"Patients spend long hours receiving dialysis. Our efforts to create a more comfortable environment extends to many facets of the space: lighting, technology and overall accessibility," stated Dean Barone, President, Barone Design Group."
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 20 million Americans, 1 in 9 US adults, have Chronic Kidney Disease and another 20 million more are at increased risk.
"We chose to partner with Barone Design Group to integrate new solutions focused on patient and practitioner comfort, accessibility and safety," said Herschel Sikes, President, Sikes Group. "It's exciting to see these new ideas take hold and be able to deliver results in record time."
About Barone Design Group
Barone Design Group is a solutions-driven architecture and interiors firm with over two decades of experience creating corporate workplace environments and highly technical, industrial, R &D and manufacturing facilities for leading companies worldwide. With the ability to manage large scale corporate and facilities projects, both nationally and internationally, the firm partners with its corporate clients to find solutions that address long-term business needs. With an experienced team of design experts, the firm merges efficiency, style and utility to address the client's workspace objectives.
About Sikes Group, Inc.
The Sikes name has been a leading force in Houston architecture for over 50 years. Herschel Sikes has been providing architectural and construction management services for leading companies across the U.S. since following in his father's renowned footsteps over 30 years ago. Projects recently completed by Sikes Group include one of the largest kidney dialysis clinics in the US, located in Houston's Texas Medical Center; St. Luke's Medical Center in The Woodlands; headquarter and branch locations for Sterling Bank in Houston, Wells Fargo and Whitney Banks; a series of Bear Trace Golf Clubs throughout Tennessee; and senior living facilities throughout New Mexico, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas.