AIA/CES Program Sponsored by: Unicel Architectural
Course Summary: Mental and behavioral health issues are growing problems within our society, with growing facility budgets across the U.S. reflecting this fact. But designing and building a mental and behavioral health facility requires special considerations.
Recent studies show that excessive noise and lack of privacy can cause undue stress in behavioral health patients, while elements like natural daylight, suicide-resistant building materials, and good sightlines can dramatically improve health outcomes.
This course will review design options and best practices for behavioral health applications, along with providing real-world examples through recent case studies from several leading healthcare facilities.
Earn: 1 LU/HSW, 1 ADA