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Addressing the most current and pressing subjects through our CPD-certified seminars.

Speakers for 2018

Neil Orpwood

Neil Orpwood
Associate Director Healthcare - HLM
Healthy Staff for Healing Patients

As healthcare designers and potential patients, we all know what impact the healing environment can have on our ability to get better, and also how important it is that staff have the right environment to care for us as patients, but that all important word Wellness should form the basis of all areas of our healthcare facilities, as much as it should in any working environment.

Richard Mazuch

Richard Mazuch
Director of Design Research and Innovation – IBI Group
Salutogenic Homes & Buildings of Tomorrow - “The Importance of Healthy Homes and Buildings to Mental Health and Wellbeing”

The presentation will be one recently presented at the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) in the House of Commons, entitled “The Importance of Healthy Homes and Buildings to Mental Health and Wellbeing”. It will investigate how Evidence Based Research can inform and be harnessed in the design of the internal and external spaces we inhabit from Macro, Meso, Micro finally impacting on Neuro levels.

Amr M. Metwally

Amr M. Metwally
Health Facilities Development - Hamad Medical Corporation
Crossing the Chasm in Dementia Facilities Design – Case study from Qatar ME

The presentation will overture by briefly giving an overview on the Challenges and opportunities in ME dementia care and presenting a case study from Middle East -“Enaya Project” in Qatar- were few aspects of the project to be highlighted including the successful implementation of the latest lighting simulation technology and how it is impacting positively on patient recovery as well as demonstrating the design process were Families and Patients were successfully engaged.

Andrew Cupples

Andrew Cupples
Justice + Civic Design Leader - DLR Group
Best Practices for Creating a Therapeutic Treatment Environment in a Secure Setting – The Sonoma County Behavioral Health Unit and Other Examples

This session will focus on a discussion of best practices for creating a therapeutic setting for mental health treatment in a secure setting using new directions in planning specialized facilities in detention and correctional facilities to better care for individuals and achieve improved outcomes. It will focus on an exploration of best practices employed in the planning and design of community mental health facilities that can be adapted to secure settings. Numerous case study examples will be provided responsive to the needs of acute and chronic mentally ill inmate-patients as well as planning facilities for geriatric inmate-patients.

Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold
Director – Gilling Dod Architects
Designing appropriate, productive and sustainable CAMHS facilities

An Architect’s reflections and experiences from the design, construction and delivery of the new breed of CAMHS facilities being established across the UK. This includes common trends, key drivers and unique challenges as well as Post occupancy evaluation findings, lessons learnt and new design directions. Examples and case studies will be used from the 5 or so CAMHS specific projects delivered by Gilling Dod over the last 5 years as well as the 4 currently either in Design or on-site. Different perspectives explored with regards to what good CAMHS environments look like and the wide ranging approaches to risk.

Chris Dzikiti

Chris Dzikiti
Programme Manager - North London Partners in Health and Care and NAPICU Deputy Treasurer (International Liaison)
Design Guidance in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units

Recent attention in healthcare has focused on the architectural design of hospitals, including the impact on patient experience and safety. The design environment of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) needs to create a therapeutic space, which facilitates the wellbeing of patients and staff. A healing environment, which has a positive impact, ensures that empowered staffs have a pleasant place to work and deliver effective services that enable patients’ journey to recovery. This guidance provides a great opportunity for all stakeholders to use current and emerging evidence to improve the physical environment in which multidisciplinary teams work to improve patients’ experience in PICUs.

Roddy Langmuir

Roddy Langmuir
Practice Leader – Cullinan Studio
Design for Paediatric Mental Health at AlderHey Childrens Hospital

I’ll explain our approach creating a welcoming, engaging environment for a cluster of paediatric services gathered around a courtyard garden, along with a tier 4 residential building, a 12 bed Dewi Jones unit that must combine robust design with a stimulating range of learning and therapy rooms that will contribute to recovery.

This was an RIBA competition winning design that will start on site in 2019, sited in a visionary parkland landscape adjacent the AlderHey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool.

Bill Halsall

Bill Halsall
Partner - Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Chris & Sally’s House - Living with Dementia

Chris & Sally’s House is a recently completed demonstration project at the Building Research Establishment in Watford, which shows how a terraced property can be converted to assist people to live with dementia.

The design has been developed by a collaboration between the BRE, Loughborough University and the Halsall Lloyd Partnership acting as Architects and Interior Designers.

The design objective is to enable people living with dementia to ‘age in place’ in the comfort of their own home, sustaining their capacity for longer and maintaining their quality of life as members of the community.


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