Balancing Act In Behavioral Healthcare Design

The Institute for Patient-Centered Design Inc. focused its fourth annual design competition on patient room design for mental health facilities, with the winner announced at the recent Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

“We decided to tackle this subject in order to raise awareness of the needs of behavioral health patients, inspire more thoughtful design and investigation into users’ needs, and to develop a collection of work from the professional as precedent/case studies for progressive behavioral health design,” says Tammy Thompson, architect, medical planner, and director of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design Inc.