Today I’m joined by Lisa Bonnet, Senior Interior Designer at the prestigious e4h - Environments for Health Architecture - a global architecture firm committed exclusively to the design of innovative health facilities.
We discuss what’s it’s like to provide comfort to someone in a difficult situation or help someone celebrate a health milestone through the design of the hospital space.
Lisa shares how far healthcare design has come in the last ten years with the story of how one husband had to sleep on the floor of the hospital room in an older labor and delivery unit where his wife just gave birth, because it was the only thing available.
“The challenges of healthcare design are often like putting together a puzzle”, Lisa says, and it’s one of her favorite aspects of the work. Learn more about Lisa Bonnet and e4h architecture by visiting http://www.e4harchitecture.com/.
Thank you to our industry partner The Center For Health Design! Learn more about how CHD can support your firm by visiting: http://healthdesign.org.
And to the American Association of Healthcare Interior Designers, thank you for your support of this program. Enhance your professional credibility by earning the Certified Healthcare Interior Design credential. Visit https://aahid.org/ for more info.
In this episode you will learn:
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