Research

The Evidence-based Design Laboratory’s interests include applying evidence-based design research to the effects of stress on patients’ health and well-being, the design of indoor and outdoor healing environments, and the impact of design on infection control.

In order to achieve these objectives, our overall strategy is to provide a research laboratory that is an integral part of the College and visible and relevant to the health and design industry. Growth (in size and relevance) of the Center cannot be accomplished without the active participation of the health design community. Therefore, our approach has been to identify and develop areas of evidence-based design research, teaching, and service for which there is a high potential for overlapping interests of industry representatives, faculty, and students. As much as possible, we seek to reach out in meaningful ways to organizations and individuals who share our goals so that we may have a larger impact.