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The goal of the Thompson Autism Center at CHOC is to bring leading-edge, evidence-based design practices to clinical and research spaces to ensure children with ASD receive the best care possible throughout their youth and into early adulthood.
The goals were to: improve operational efficiency via flow and collaboration between the two existing levels; facilitate team-based care; improve patient safety and satisfaction; and improve wayfinding.
The primary goal of this project was to apply the evidence-based design process to inform the design of the new school building. The transdisciplinary team evaluated current research pertaining to the student population, conducted focus groups with staff, and planned a formal study to test hypothesized outcomes in the new space compared to the old space.
The goal for this project was to design the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care was to challenge the aesthetic typically associated with that of a forensic detention facility, while focusing on supporting the client’s healing process.
The goal of this project was to design a behavioral health setting within the emergency department (ED) that is non-institutional and calming for patients. To provide solutions that will meet the needs of a diverse behavioral health patient mix.
The goal of this project was to challenge the aesthetic typically associated with a forensic detention facility and support the client’s healing process by using color to enhance the environment and improve the staff work environment.
The goal of this project was to embody integration and openness, to provide a safe and welcoming environment for long-term mental health patients, and to promote healing and independence for patients in their recovery journeys.