Ballinger Senior Principal Louis A. Meilink, Jr., FAIA, FACHA, ACHE and Associate Principal and Director of Healthcare Planning Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, ACHA presented “Bringing the Outside In” at the 2021 European Healthcare Design Congress.
Focused on how nature and salutogenic design can influence clinical environments, the talk included case studies illustrating the concepts of transparency, community and a medical village. Driven by innovation, sustainability, and evidence-based design, the examples demonstrate how modern healthcare designs can serve as anchors within their communities, both as physical campuses and through their lasting community involvement and outreach.
The presentation was part of a session on “Healthy community design and infrastructure,” and was followed by a panel discussion with participants from the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the US. The European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress, now in its seventh year, is organized by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange. The theme of this year’s event was “Creative destruction: Design innovation in the face of existential threats.”