Oklahoma ProCure, photo by Jonathan Hillyer
the world’s population ages, and life expectancy increases, health care becomes
a primary issue. How can architects and designers respond to today’s health
care needs to create comforting environments that allow for new technologies?
Thoughtfulness and innovation, of course.
health care facility is viewed as a positive resource,” says Jocelyn Frederick,
AIA, Jury Chair for the 2012 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards. “One
that contributes to and is an extension of the community's health. This
is more than just creating patient friendly satellite facilities; it is about
creating public venues that allow the neighborhood to be active in both the
institution and most importantly, their personal well being.”
coming year, says Frederick, will reveal greater integration of the design of
the built environment in contributing to the well being of the end user, and
continued focus on the patient, family and staff experience.
Read complete story, and Check out the related slideshows at InteriorDesign.net: Innovation in Health Care Design.