Design for Mental and Behavioral Health
Learn how effectively designed environmental features can serve vulnerable communities.
The physical environment's impact on the human experience is increasingly evident among all populations, but the benefits and risks are particularly evident with patients in mental health facilities.
Take a deep dive into the latest insights through this session examining recent research findings. Discussion will center on a study designed to evaluate the importance and effectiveness of specific environmental features—and to generate design guidelines from that investigation.
You'll gain a deeper understanding of the context for supporting private patient rooms, positive distraction, and aesthetics, and learn how your work can serve vulnerable communities.
- Review research on mental and behavioral health facilities in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Learn to access data evaluating the importance and presence of specific environmental features in mental and behavioral health facilities.
- Become acquainted with a pre-tested survey tool for evaluating mental and behavioral health facilities.
- Gain insight into pressing issues in mental and behavioral health design, and use this information to set priorities where constructions budgets are limited.
FAIA, FACHA, OAA
Principal / architecture+Francis Pitts, FAIA, FACHA, OAA is the founding partner and President of architecture+. His...
D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA
Chair / Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell UniversityMardelle Shepley, D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA, is chair of the Department of Design and Environmental...
Principal / Shepley Bulfinch ArchitectsAngela Watson, AIA is a principal at Shepley Bulfinch Architects, specializing in health facility...
Contents: Video, quiz, evaluation
Expiration: One year after purchase
Passing Score: 80% on quiz