Specialized Projects to Inspire your Next Behavioral Health Design Project
The challenge for designers, architects, and operators is to find cost-effective solutions that meet facilities’ high safety and security needs while still providing an environment where a patient can stabilize and receive treatment.
Rely on Healthcare Design as a trend and information resource for behavioral health projects. Ideas featured here cover new regulations, facility planning, and products and materials for renovations and new construction projects. From psychiatric emergency department to medical office design, the magazine and website focus on design strategies, technology applications, new safety products, and international design trends that collectively support safe and healing environments for behavioral health patients, their family members, and facility staffs.
Safety Comes First in Behavioral Health
Healthcare Design highlights the latest behavioral healthcare clinics, emergency room crisis centers, and new freestanding facilities being built, as well as the renovation and expansion projects to older, existing wings that are getting the green light. Together, these projects illustrate how far mental healthcare has come from its days tucked into faraway hospital units or in institutionalized facilities, as well as its growing role in a more integrated care approach.
As more behavioral health projects come online, designers and architects are taking cues from acute care facilities and employing hospitality-inspired aesthetics, artwork, and daylighting. Designing for safety in behavioral health is a top priority. Stay up to date of these new approaches to layout and safety through our website and magazine.