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Learn about: a mental healthcare center that sought a “non-institutional” healing environment, the design and products employed to normalize treatment settings, and solutions that increased patient privacy, while still meeting safety needs.
Learn about: the interdisciplinary infection control working group created to guide design decisions, the methods used to protect individuals from infection during the construction process, and the design strategies implemented in the new facility to reduce the spread of infections.
Learn about: the application of evidence-based design to serve visually impaired patients, multiple sources of research and input that informed the project, and design changes that created immediate improvements to wayfinding and navigation.
Learn about: the impact of noise on both patient and staff outcomes, about the methods the research team used to evaluate noise levels, and the difference between patient and staff perceptions of noise sources.
Learn about: how Florida Waterman built patient rooms to reduce noise, how patient satisfaction scores improved as a result of room design changes, and how the team studied the impact of the new design strategy.
Learn about: the ways hospital planners worked within both architecture and urban planning parameters; a new facility that could serve various populations in a diverse cultural environment; and a hospital setting that could function as a self-sustaining community and enhance wellness.
Learn about: the benefits of creating multidisciplinary stakeholder teams, the complications that can arise with some antimicrobial cleaners, and the close connection between cleaning standards and furniture selection.
Learn about: the design features implemented to create a patient- and family-centered space, the importance of working with like-minded partners who can maintain the vision of the project, and the importance of considering the culture of the organization in conjunction with the new space.
Learn about: why Moncrief Cancer Center viewed evidence-based design strategies as a natural fit for their environment; three options to support patient treatment conditions; the community spaces created to encourage socializing among patients and visitors.
Learn about: how the architecture firm's observations informed design solutions for the new clinic, about design methods to improve staff collaboration and maintain patient privacy, and about spaces that allowed caregivers to begin exams immediately after patients arrived.