When it comes to designing facilities for the care of persons with dementia in the U.S., there are no codes, standards, or even robust guidelines to follow. This is a problem that AJ Thomas and his peers at Corgan have set out to create guidelines for inpatient and outpatient dementia-friendly healthcare design.
Bob Biggio: Commitment to Community & Environment
Bob Biggio, Boston Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Facilities & Support Services, discusses BMC’s $300 million campus redesign, as well as its new net-zero inpatient behavioral health facility and its commitment to the community and the environment.
Mark L. Spies: Designing for Behavioral Health—It’s Not Just a Job
Mark Spies, a principal at Stengel Hill Architecture, talks about the role architecture and design play in mental health and its positive impact on patients, staff, and designers.
Pandemic Prompts New Healthcare Design Trends
Two distinct healthcare design trends have appeared over the last year and a half. First is a need for flexible spaces and modular design to better meet communities’ changing requirements, and second is a systems approach to infection prevention. Read on for details and real-life examples!
Nathan Howell: Behavioral Healthcare Design for Resiliency & Connection
HKS Architects associate and project manager Nathan Howell and his colleagues have developed a different spin on the resilient design trend, considering not just the built space but the individual human perspective, as well.