Healthcare Spaces

Trends in Healthcare Spaces

Natural Remedy: Biophilic Design Supports Behavioral Health

"Biophilic design connects building occupants to the cycles and patterns of nature by subtly incorporating cues reminiscent of the visual and spatial qualities of natural settings, such as through the use of patterns rather than the specific representations of nature."

To support patient needs in behavioral healthcare in particular, it’s important to avoid literal representations of imagery that may trigger undesirable or traumatic memories."

"In short, designers should seek to leverage the principles of the natural world—and not simply use images of nature as decoration—to instill a sense of calm, safety, and well-being in behavioral healthcare spaces."