CONCORD, CA — The Center for Health Design (CHD) has received a three-year grant totaling $100,000 from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Foundation to develop an evidence-based design patient room interior design checklist.
CHD’s lead researchers Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC; Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC and Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC, will lead the research study to develop a tool that will provide design practitioners with a way to interpret research and the ability to create patient room plans through design and evaluation.
“We are looking forward to working with the ASID Foundation over the next three years, creating a tool that will give design professionals an interior design checklist and allow them to make informed decisions based on a range of factors,” stated Dr. Joseph.
CHD was one of three recipients to receive funding in the ASID Foundation’s second annual interior design research grant program. More than 35 proposals addressing “how interior design impacts human behavior and well-being” were received. The program was open to design professionals, clients, scientists and educators, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
About ASID Foundation
As the leading interior design organization, ASID is dedicated to progressing the profession of interior design. The ASID Foundation supports endeavors that capture and disseminate knowledge, encourage innovation, and benefit the health safety, and welfare of the public through interior design research, scholarships and education. Other ASID Foundation initiatives include CIDA's Accreditation Process Review and REGREEN, a collaborative project with the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more at www.asidfoundation.org.
About The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.healthdesign.org.