Architecture for the Mind: Decreasing Recovery Time for Psychiatric Patients Through Design: Alternative Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Barrett, Kymberli D.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 118-119
"This thesis proposes that by incorporating evidence-based design principles, a healing environment will emerge that decreases recovery time for patients seeking treatment for mental health disorders. The architecture alone cannot heal an individual. However, architecture can act as a primary catalyst for the healing process. The research within these pages plans to delve deeper into three issues: the environmental factor that causes a decline in mental health, the built environment's effect on mental health, and the role architectural design can play in positively influence mental health. This information will provide guidelines and recommendations for a design project focusing on how the architecture of a mental health facility may contribute to a therapeutic environment that decreases the recovery time of adult patients coping with serious mental illnesses."
Keywords: mental health, evidence based design, architecture, psychiatric patients
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
PDF : 119 pages, illustrations (some color), color maps, plans
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