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The Interior Architecture Knowledge Committee (IAKC) is committed to advancing the practice of Interior Architecture by providing its membership with resources to elevate their professional practice and design excellence. We serve to facilitate a national dialogue that addresses a range of key issues, including innovative design and programming, the incorporation of sustainable materials and technologies, and the social, cultural, and spatial impact of architecture on human experience. IAKC seeks to address national issues with regional sensitivity, providing a platform for its membership to share knowledge, gain expertise, and form collaborative relationships with industry peers and allied partners. Join us!

Webinar: Building a Framework for Behavioral Health Design Ideas

  • 1.  Webinar: Building a Framework for Behavioral Health Design Ideas

    Posted 08-08-2019 15:16
    Guided by Transformation: Building a Framework for Behavioral Health Design Ideas
    Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 2–3pm ET


    When Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) decided to expand their Behavioral Health service line in Eastern Virginia, they engaged Array Architects to help them imagine the project. Through a series of exercises, including current and future state mapping, site visits, and experience mapping, the team refined the approach for the planning, design and clinical services of the project to conceptualize a transformative facility. CHKD's patient/family advisory council played an important role in this process, helping the team refine concepts around the use of color, light, sound, aromatherapy and tactile materials to create positive distractions for the patients.

    Learning objectives

    Attendees will:
    • understand how the team used a lean planning process and engaged users to deliver an innovative design for a transformative new clinical service line.
    • discover how the project was designed and planned to eliminate the need for seclusion.
    • learn about the unique challenges of designing for patients of 3-18 years of age.
    • engage in the exercises the design team used to drive consensus and map the user experience, fostering a family-centered approach to the facility.
    • discover how the theme of transformation has manifested in the design of the project. 

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    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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