KI and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) interior design department recently co-hosted a healthcare design forum with The Center for Health Design. Interior designers and SCAD students, faculty, and staff attended the “Designing for Healthcare” symposium, which addressed topics such as evidence-based design and certification from the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID).
Presenters included Deborah Breunig, vice president of healthcare at KI; Jocelyn Stroupe, director of healthcare interiors at Cannon Design; and Carolyn Quist, director of operations at The Center for Health Design.
“Designing for the ever-changing nature of healthcare requires evidence-based solutions that meet the needs of patients, families, and staff,” Breunig says. “The ‘Designing for Healthcare’ forum engaged students, educators, and interior design professionals in thoughtful discussion around how design can encourage patient healing, support family involvement, and increase staff efficiency.”
Adds Khoi Vo, chair of SCAD’s interior design department: “At a moment when health-conscious consumers demand a radical shift in design thinking, designers are tasked with creating environments that not only heal the body, but lift the soul and treat users as the highest priority."