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Healing by design in critical care

Monday, 14 December 2009

Principals Jennifer Aliber and Angela Watson discuss the creation of therapeutic environments in their contribution to the new book, Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach by Kirk Hamilton and Mardelle Shepley. Jennifer and Angela discuss the impact of evidence-based design on patient safety and the quality of care in acute-care facilities.

The book was published by Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, in September.

Book listing on Elsevier website

The impact of daylighting in ICUs on patients and staff

26 June 2009

Design and Health: 6th World Congress and Exhibition, Singapore

Angela Watson, Shepley Bulfinch
Mardelle Shepley, Center for Health Systems and Design

Post-occupancy evaluation of Shepley office published

Monday, 20 April 2009

shepley_office_inside_shepleyShepley Bulfinch turned its design research lens on itself with the publication of a post-occupancy evaluation of the firm’s office in Boston in the Journal of Interior Design.

The evaluation, which was conducted a year after the firm occupied its new space in January 2006, indicated that the design significantly increased staff satisfaction and met the project’s primary design intentions. Interviews were conducted with the project’s design team and staff members.

The article, which was co-authored by Mardelle Shepley, Mary Boggess, and You Jin Lee of Texas A&M, and Kelly Zimmerman of Shepley Bulfinch, appeared ...[more]

Impact of Daylight and Windows on ICU Patients and Staff

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Angela Watson, in an article co-authored with Mardelle Shepley, Raymond Gerbi, and Stephen Imgrund, disucusses the research and methodology behind the decision to introduce daylight into the ICUs at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. The article appears in the April 2009 issue of World Health Design.

Full text of article

Bronson Methodist Hospital recognized for evidence-based design

Saturday, 14 April 2007

An article published today in Chicago-based on-line architecture magazine “New City Skyline” cited Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as an example of the increasing use of evidence-based design by architects and healthcare professionals.

The article noted Bronson’s place as one of the first “Pebble Projects” of the Center for Health Design, and discussed in detail Bronson’s use of evidence-based design and its positive impacts at the hospital.

http://www.newcityskyline.com/HealthcareAndArchitecture.html