Perkins + Will developed a copyrighted pediatric hospital room for long-term patients after interviewing medical professionals, former patients, and parents of former patients.
Pediatric hospital room design has recently been the focus of a Perkins + Will research team.
Giving workers control over dimming the lighting levels in their workspaces is a good idea.
Color is important in healthcare environments, but the presence or absence of a particular hue does not alone determine the experience of people in a space.
Humorous distractions in clinical settings can help children and adolescents better tolerate stressful or painful procedures.
Children with ADHD concentrate better when they can hear white noise.
Baby boomers carefully assess the hospitals to which they are admitted.
Ian Sinclair, a Canadian architect, uses material culled from his own professional experience and a review of the literature to make a number of suggestions for “designing environments that inspire nurses to perform at the top of their game.”
A mounting body of healthcare design research demonstrates that crowding, privacy, noise, and windows affording daylight and views can have a substantial impact on patient recovery and safety. Though such research demonstrates promising advances, it can overlook design’s impact on patients’ psychosocial needs.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) used case studies and interviews with content experts to develop guidelines for risk-aware and not risk-averse design of public spaces.