Our Services

For over 30 years, Aesthetics has been a leader and innovator in designing patient experience solutions for healthcare, with successful projects in over 50 facilities nationwide. We create dynamic environmental experiences that promote health and well-being and improve patient and staff satisfaction. Our most effective design solutions incorporate a combination of interior design, arts programs, wayfinding and environmental graphics. We thrive on collaboration and connections with communities. We are passionate about co-creating environments that nurture and inspire.

PATIENT EXPERIENCE DESIGN. By providing a nurturing and inspiring physical environment, an organization demonstrates that they value and respect the needs of their patients, families and staff, which in turn can lead to a positive impression in the level of care. When patients are happy, they will promote a brand to their friends and families by word of mouth, a leading method of obtaining new business for healthcare organizations. At Aesthetics, we provide patient experience solutions based on an in-depth analysis of the physical environment, communication strategies and operational policies. We include all aspects of the environment. Key stakeholders are involved in the analysis and visioning process to ensure recommendations are appropriate and effective. Our design solutions are developed to reflect the uniqueness of each organization and their region. Integrating environmental graphics, interior design, wayfinding and art, our multi-disciplinary team excels at creating integrated and inspiring experiences for a variety of health and wellness environments.

ARTS PROGRAMS. Aesthetics has been designing and facilitating arts programs for healthcare institutions for over 35 years. During this period our work has evolved to be more research-driven and community-based. Today, there exists a strong body of research literature that guides our recommendations of what types of artwork are appropriate for different patient populations. In developing an evidence-based arts program, Aesthetics applies an extensive library of credible research studies that indicate which types of art have positive therapeutic benefits for patients, such as less medication, less pain, improved attitudes, and perception of reduced waiting time. Healing art has also shown to reduce stress and improve positive attitudes for caregivers.

Aesthetics has created strategies to ensure the efficiency and ease of the commissioning and installation process, the coordination with hospital and design teams, and the consideration of the needs of patients and families. Our experienced arts consulting team is well-versed in building and fire codes, and can ensure that the selection, fabrication and installation of artwork is architecturally integrated into the built environment. Using the expertise of our in-house architects and interior designers, Aesthetics provides recommendations for lighting and power needs, structural backing, finishes, and installation details.

INTERIOR DESIGN. Designing an effective interior space for a positive patient experience requires an in-depth understanding of the rigors and needs of healthcare. Our experienced, knowledgeable and talented team of designers create interior environments that are warm and inviting, aesthetically pleasing, performance-driven and cost-effective. Whether we are updating an existing space, developing master plans, or starting from scratch with new construction, we design from a holistic perspective, creating spaces that support patients, families and staff. Our award-winning interior designers have designed beautiful healing environments for distinguished clients across the country. We excel at space planning, finish and furniture specifications, lighting design, and custom millwork design. With decades of experience designing for hospitals and medical clinics, our team members are the best at creating dynamic healthcare interiors.

DONOR RECOGNITION & ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS. Donor walls, history displays, value displays, and other interpretive displays help to reinforce an organization’s brand as well as reward and promote community investment and participation. Because we are a full-service art and design firm, we bring a unique perspective and set of skills to the task of creating what might otherwise be ordinary displays. Our experienced and highly talented award-winning team designs, fabricates and installs flexible, unique, and cost-effective donor recognition systems and environmental graphic displays for healthcare institutions, educational agencies and community organizations. At Aesthetics, our goal is to ensure that each display coordinates with the existing architecture and interior design, conveys the mission and culture of the organization, provides a lasting impression, creates a sense of pride, encourages donors to give at their highest possible level, allows for future expansion, and is easily and affordably updated.

PEDIATRIC ART. Children are not little adults. They live in a world of imagination and story. The arts assist them to leave the world of healthcare interventions and be “just kids” for a while. Making art, music and movement are natural states for children. Integrating performing, visual and participative art-making into the physical environment reflects best practices for pediatric art.

ARTS FUNDRAISING. Most healthcare executives acknowledge the value that the arts bring to healthcare environments, but they are limited by the constraints of today’s economic environment. Aesthetics has developed proven strategies to enable hospitals to create their “dream arts program” through tapping into the generosity of their philanthropic community. Philanthropy can not only pay for your arts program, but in addition, raise needed funding for your hospital. Your generous donors understand the value that art brings to their lives and will want to participate in bringing high quality, evidence-based arts programs to your hospital.

Santa Barbara Cottage Health

Rady Children’s Hospital

Valley Children’s Hospital

Scripps Encinitas