Making the Case for Practice-Based Research and the Imperative Role of Design Practitioners

HGA Research

By Kara Freihoefer, PhD, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED ID+C and Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC

Design practitioners often struggle with integrating Evidence-Based Design (EBD) into the design process because of fast-paced project deadlines and gaps between concepts and application. Fortunately, a growing number of designers and healthcare organizations have streamlined data-gathering tools to accommodate fast-pace project schedules and apply research findings throughout the design process--resulting in measurably safer healthcare facilities.

HGA research specialists Kara Freihoefer and Terri Zborowsky have the research details in HERD: Health Environments & Design Journal.

Topics: Healthcare, Research