When Swedish decided to build a new multiple sclerosis clinic, the goal was to create a place where people with MS could achieve maximum wellness. From a design perspective this meant utilizing evidence based design (EBD) in coordination with research on the common physical conditions and effects of the built environment. To achieve this, the Multiple Sclerosis Center incorporates specific finishes and design features that enables the patient to engage the space more easily. The Living Wall is a testament to this type of approach to design, insuring intuitive wayfinding as well as contributing to wellbeing and improved indoor air quality. The result is a Best Patient Experience.
IIDA - Best Design in Healthcare Northern Pacific Chapter 2012