The first in a series of research in practice articles has launched in HEALTHCARE DESIGN magazine. Entitled "Research in Practice: Lesson 1", the article provides real-world, practical advice for implementing research into architectural practices. Co-authored by Nicholas Watkins, PhD, and Erin Peavey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, this series highlights the value and methods of research as an essential service that architectural firms can and should provide in collaboration with clients, organizations and academic institutions.
Focusing on ways to implement research into the design of the patient room – the significance of same-handed inpatient rooms and canted headwalls, the article also explores the financial sense (and cents) of implementing research into design decisions.
Each of the articles in this series will explore a variety of design strategies including the advantages of utilizing a strong database, reviewing case studies that exemplify the importance of incorporating evidence-based design into each design aspect, and the value of collecting and sharing data from research practices – proving once again that, knowledge is money. (1 Continuing Education Unit)
Credit: 1 CEU