Biophilic Design in Healing Environments

posted September 19th, 2022 in News

by Nan Schramm


ED nurse station

Medical Design & Construction (MCD) Magazine features Following Nature’s Lead, Top Tips for Incorporating Nature-based Biophilic Design in Healing Environments, by Nan Schramm, WELL AP, LEED GA, EDAC, Fitwel Amb, Associate Partner. In this article, Schramm reinforces the innate connection between humans and the natural world which not only improves the patient and staff experience, but has shown to have a positive, therapeutic effect on patients. Read the article p.49-50.

About Nan Schramm

WELL AP, LEED GA, EDAC, Fitwel Amb, Associate Principal

Nan has been a practicing healthcare interior designer for over 30 years. While acting as Healthcare Forum Director for the New York City Chapter of the IIDA, she served as staff designer at a 1,500-bed nursing home and hospital for ten years. Being on-site enabled her to see the lifecycle of both designs and materials as well as bear witness to the special needs of a patient population. Nan has continued her career defining a vision for healing environments across all spectrums of care, while also writing and participating in committee work for The United States Green Building Council - National Capital Region. Nan is an avid hiker and enjoys volunteering at a local dog shelter.

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