Webinar: The Impact of Art on Wellness

When:  Oct 8, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

The Impact of Art on Wellness

Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 2–3pm ET


Exploring how art in wellness has grown over the decades and the ability it has to change patient’s health.  Moving art to the forefront of the designing process can significantly improve the end product.  In this presentation you will hear about the history, research, obstacles and next steps to making art an important part of the built environment.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  1. Understand the history of art in healthcare and how it has evolved
  2. Recognize art’s impact on evidence-based design solutions leading to healthier outcomes for patients.
  3. Learn how the different variables, like type and placement, of art, influence benefits not only to patients but to other parts of a healthcare team.
  4. Explore the steps needed to integrate art into the wellness built-environment by looking at several examples and hearing some post occupancy results.

Ideal audience

This session is part of the OTB “Outside the Box” Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health.  The web-based 60-minute seminars sessions provide to a broad audience, perspectives on healthcare, community health, environmental and design issues outside the customary domain of healthcare design practice.

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Diana Spellman

As President of Spellman Brady & Company and a 35-year veteran in the Interior Planning industry, Diana helps lead the team in interior design, marketing and business development efforts broadening the company’s design, project management and procurement expertise. This extensive knowledge has guided Spellman Brady & Company to 28 years of business in 43 states and over 30 million sq. ft. of space in contract furnishings and artwork. Diana has authored several articles and has been featured in numerous industry publications as Interior Design, Building Interiors, Environments for Aging, Healthcare Design and Facility Care as well as in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Small Business Monthly and books as Therapeutic Landscapes and Picture of Health.

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View the Presentation Files
When available, you can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A here. A PDF of the presentation will be posted prior to the live webinar, and the Q&A will be posted after the webinar.

Report AIA Continuing Education
Continuing Education hours are only offered during the live event, and only to AIA members. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the webinar. This survey must be completed in order to receive credit. AIA members will have their credit recorded within two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Each AIA member or IDP record holder needs to fill out their own survey individually. The survey will close 48 hours after the conclusion of the presentation.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: knowledgecommunities@aia.org.