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Describes an authentic design response to the life-changing experience and emotional state of being in a hospital for patients and families.

Describes an authentic design response to the life-changing experience and emotional state of being in a hospital for patients and families.

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  • Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. www.farrowpartnership.com HOSPITALS ARE Sacred Spaces
  • © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar H e nt ow in  er th  man stat a NE i s   ho y pe s U e of m ople  pital TRAL ind ?
  • What are the most  COMMON emotions here? © BigStockphoto.com / Penalope Roses
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. fear stress uncertainty coping with a life thrown into chaos
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. fear stress uncertainty coping with a life thrown into chaos How should we RESPOND to such a VULNERABLE state of mind?
  • Should we build  corporate office‐style  health facilities? © iStockphoto.com / Matthew Rambo
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …or high‐tech health factories?
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …or ask patients to  pretend they’re checking   into a hotel?
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. INSTEAD, we should build places  that address REAL feelings…
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. …responding to AUTHENTIC* needs  for comfort, hope and meaning. * thanks to Joe Pine for exactly the right word!
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. Hospitals tend to confront people with  LIFE‐CHANGING experiences…
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects / Credit Valley Hospital / photo: Peter Sellar that call for SACRED SPACES…
  • © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm / Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar EVERYWHERE in the hospital.
  • © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm / Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar SACRED SPACES are memorable. 
  • SACRED SPACES connect with nature.  © photos: Tye S. Farrow
  • © Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc., of which Farrow Partnership Architects is a successor firm Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre/ photo: Peter Sellar SACRED SPACES have local meaning. 
  • © Farrow Partnership Architects / Credit Valley Hospital / photo: Tom Arban SACRED SPACES raise our spirits.
  • SACRED SPACES are an economic asset.  © Farrow Partnership Architects © Fa rro w Pa rtn ers iph Ar ch ite cts Inc . Moving from a sickness model to prevention and wellness. Farrow Partnership Architects Inc. www.farrowpartnership.com