11/8/2020 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Psychiatric patients spend most of their time in a social milieu and often exhibit exaggerated reactions to stimuli. Spaces designed for this patient type require careful consideration of the nuances of social dynamics and the evidence-based science connecting physical space to human behavior. This roundtable will share lessons learned from designing and observing spaces for psychiatric patients and how they can be applied to space planning and furniture layouts for a wide variety of patient spaces. Moderators will apply the “Thanksgiving Effect” to various project types and demonstrate the importance of the small details of a space design in impacting patient satisfaction and results.