This week we hosted Metropolis Magazine for a Think Tank event at our office. The topic, Mockups and Community Engagement in Healthcare Design, was discussed by a distinguished panel of healthcare professionals from Boston hospitals and healthcare architects, including Payette Senior Associate Susan Blomquist.
Moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation at Metropolis, the conversation explored how mockups contribute to and are affected by the communities of staff, medical professionals, families and patients that populate high-performing hospitals and care facilities. Thanks to the breadth of the discussion and range of expertise offered by each of the panelists, the Think Tank offered a range of perspectives, including some great observations from the audience.
Mockups and Community Engagement in Healthcare Design
The healthcare space is rapidly expanding and evolving technologically, subsequently calling for the development of new, more personalized design solutions. Using architectural mockups, architects and designers can engineer impermanent, to-scale models that core users and communities can engage and provide critical insights to ensure the design is accessible and aligned with client and project needs. Drawing on projects of different scales and serving different populations, this panel explored what we can learn from mockups and how they can be leveraged to advance design in healthcare.
Susan Blomquist, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Payette
Cheryl Poppe, Superintendent, Chelsea Soldiers’ Home
Michelle McGrory, Senior Nursing Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jane Venti, Executive Director, Satellite Administrative Operations, Boston Children’s Hospital
Susan S. Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation, Metropolis magazine
Payette + Metropolis Think Tank