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1st Edition

Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture

ISBN 9780415789646
Published March 21, 2018 by Routledge
404 Pages 246 Color & 116 B/W Illustrations


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Book Description


Innovations in Behavioural Health Architecture is the most comprehensive book written on this topic in more than 40 years. It examines the ways in which healthcare architecture can contribute, as a highly valued informational and reference source, to the provision of psychiatric and addictive disorder treatment in communities around the world. It provides an overview of the need for a new generation of progressively planned and designed treatment centres – both inpatient and outpatient care environments – and the advantages, challenges, and opportunities associated with meeting the burgeoning need for treatment settings of this type. Additional chapters address the specifics of geriatric psychiatry and its architectural ramifications in light of the rapid aging of societies globally and provide a comprehensive compendium of planning and design considerations for these places in both inpatient and outpatient care contexts. Finally, the book presents an expansive and fully illustrated set of international case studies that express state-of-the-art advancements in architecture for behavioural healthcare.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Background  1. Introduction.  2. Architecture for mental and behavioral health: a brief history—1960-2010.  3. Special populations: children and adolescents, the aged and the displaced.  Part 2: Design  4. Reinventing an asylum.  5. Planning and design considerations for behavioural health architecture.  Part 3: Case Studies  6. Case studies 1-25.  Appendix: Urban Morphology of CAMH Since 1860.  Postscript.  Notes.  Index.

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Stephen Verderber is an award-winning scholar, researcher, and registered architect (US) whose core specialty is architecture, design therapeutics, and health. He is Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, at the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, is cofounder of R-2ARCH, and is widely published. His books include Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation (2000), Compassion in Architecture: Evidence-Based Design for Health (2005), Innovations in Hospice Architecture (2005), Innovations in Hospital Architecture (2010), Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health (2012), and Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture (2016).