Date(s) - March 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Join WIH as we co-sponsor AIA’s: The Art and Science of Healing Design on March 4th!

To register click here: The Art and Science of Healing Design , ($25 for non AIA Members)

AIA|DC’s Design + Wellbeing Committee and the Biophilic Practice Group for a discussion exploring the nature, art, and science behind design for healing.

Drawing on four decades of her creative design solutions and research for 300+ domestic and international healthcare projects, Barbara J. Huelat will define the core principles of her Healing Design approach integrating both the beauty of the arts and evidence-based science to create places where people can thrive.  She will incorporate case studies from projects including Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Merrifield Behavioral Health Center, and MedStar Health at Washington Hospital.

Dr. Dina El-Metwally will then discuss how human-centric Healing Design is seen through the medical lens and experience of patients and medical professionals.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dana Oprisan, MD, Assoc .AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, further exploring how the healthcare facilities may become healing environments, the importance of a holistic approach, and how the interface between design and healthcare professionals may be smoothened for improved communication, design work, and design outcome.

Hosted by: AIA | DC Wellbeing Committee. Organized by the Biophilic Practice Group, a new nonprofit initiative launched by Biophilic DC. Co-sponsored by Women in Healthcare, CB Flooring, and Gazelle CX.

Click here to register!