Monday, June 22, 2009

Tour: The Green Patient Lab 3.0

The Green Patient Lab 3.0 is the first full-scale idea and research demonstration of Green materials and technologies that are economically viable, readily available and appropriate for use in intensive health care settings. The Green Patient Lab 3.0 shows how to create a healing environment that improves the quality of life for patients, staff and family by utilizing best practices and evidence-based design concepts.

This tour will be lead by Suzanne Drake, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Associate at Anshen + Allen Architects in San Francisco. Suzanne is the GPL Project Manager, with more than 14 years of interior design experience built around a depth of health care interiors, Suzanne has led efforts incorporating Evidence Based Design features into her projects along with sustainable practices for the patient and provider environment.

Suzanne has been with the Green Patient Lab since its conception, when she was part of the original team in November of 2006 that planned and designed what then was an exhibit of a patient room designed to demonstrate green products. She continues to source new products and work with the GPL Partners to keep the pressure on developing sustainable products. This focus on the "patient experience" includes providing the care-givers the tools they need for maximum efficiency through planning and technology.

This presentation is an in-depth look at each of the "Greening the Patient Experience" exhibit concepts. You will learn about readily available sustainable products, how to apply "evidence based" design, what constitutes a "healing environment" and much more.

Women in Architecture: The Green Patient Lab 3.0
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Anshen + Allen Architects, 901 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco
Contact: 510/464-3600 or Laura de la Torre, Assoc. AIA
Cost: None; this program open to all. Please RSVP.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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