Focusing on interiors and exteriors in healthcare environments

Designers talk about the mutually supportive role interior and exterior spaces play

One of a series of discussions moderated by Metropolis publisher and editor-in-chief, Susan Szenasy, focused on the mutually supportive role interior and exterior spaces play in healthcare environments.

Members of the Miami, Fla., office of Perkins+Will talked about the opportunities and limitations of healthcare design.

Szenasy: What is the lesson you learned (designing a hospital in Ghana that does not rely on electricity) about how they're able to deal with off the grid, natural ventilation?

Pat Bosch, design director, P+W, Miami: A key issue was controlling infectious diseases with the architecture by creating pavilions, outdoor connections, and flows that support non-mechanically supported systems. 

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July 29, 2016

Topic Area: Infection Control

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