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CLINICIANS DIVE INTO HOSPITAL DESIGN
12 APRIL, 2018
"Researchers from health care and design backgrounds have been increasingly focusing on how the layout and allocation of space in hospitals can promote the well-being of both patients and clinicians."
EXPERTS EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN ON THE BRAIN
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS)
20 MARCH, 2018
“When we change our environments, they change us,” said Eve Edelstein, research director in Chicago-based architecture firm Perkins+Will’s Human Experience and Gadget labs. The study of the brain’s ability to change over time, known as neuroplasticity, “is driving us toward understanding the impact of design,” she said.
DESIGN THINKING FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES
THE NEW YORK TIMES
3 AUGUST, 2017
Online communities that support innovation are also springing up. Dr. Diana Anderson, an architect who went on to get a medical degree, was a co-founder in 2016 of Clinicians for Design, an international network of health care providers. The group offers online discussions as well as workshops and digital resources, with a focus on improving health care delivery and the hospital’s physical layout.
ANTICIPATE CHALLENGE: DESIGN THAT OVERCOMES
KEYNOTE, AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE 2017
28 APRIL, 2017
"A Perkins+Will neuroscientist and two NASA design engineers presented compelling research work to a rapt audience of more than 5,000 architects and designers under AIA Conference on Architecture 2017's second-day theme of "Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes."
Dr. Eve Edelstein, Assoc. AIA, discussed the advances made in measuring the influence of design on health and wellbeing. As research director at the Perkins+Will Human Experience Lab, she is an enthusiastic advocate for brain science in architecture, specifically how we mentally and emotionally process space."
INTERVIEW WITH DR. EVE EDELSTEIN
23 JUNE, 2017
There is no question that design can have significant effects on our well-being—whether encouraging us to take stairs or exposing us to uplifting views of nature. Less obvious is how these decisions can influence us on a neurological level. Enter Dr. Eve Edelstein, an in-house researcher and “neuro-architect” based in Perkins + Will’s San Francisco office. Edelstein, who holds degrees in neuroscience, architecture, and anthropology, leads the firm’s Human Experience Lab, one of 10 specialized in-house research groups. There she conducts research and works with universities to introduce scientific evidence into designing everything from workplaces to health-care facilities. Edelstein is also a cofounder of Clinicians for Design, an international consortium of scientists and design professionals. Edelstein spoke with RECORD from London, where she was addressing a conference.