Suzanne is a Contract and HC Interior Designer specializing in Behavioral Health Interior Design and Furniture Product Development. She graduated from UNC Greensboro and Salem College and has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare design. She currently performs Behavioral Health Research and Product Development Design and Consulting for Stance Healthcare. Her recent achievements include a Nightingale Gold Award for the Stance Resilia Table Collection and Best Large Booth Space for a Neocon Stance Healthcare booth design that incorporated all of the elements of experiential design.
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Learn about how the design of a new psychiatric facility strives to normalize mental illness through carefully chosen materials with the goal of creating a “homey,” non-institutional setting, why private patient rooms will be included in the new final building as an important part of the design concept, and how research helped shape the architects’ beliefs that the built environment should support patients’ dignity and independence as part of the recovery process.
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Toward a Framework for Designing Person-Centered Mental Health Interiors for Veterans, Journal of Interior Design, DOI: 10.1111/joid.12095
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