Foremost in the mind of a healthcare interior designer is to provide an interior environment that trulyis contributing to the healing process of its inhabitants. At no point should the design, the lighting, the finish or furniture selections be detrimental to the health and safety of the facility’s occupants.
Ultimately, we want everyone to be able to walk in a facility without falling. We want all occupants to breathe in clean, non-harmful air. We do not want viruses or harmful bacteria on any surfaces. In the event of a fire in a facility, we want everyone to be able to exit safely and not inhale any harmful substances. We want the facility’s finish materials and furniture to be properly specified so they will not support combustion or flame. We do not want anyone in a noisy or distracting environment that could increase fatigue, stress, and mistakes.