Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)

Understanding Furniture Flammability and Human Health

Designers play an important role in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the clients they serve. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the specification of upholstered furniture as it relates to flammability and occupant health. In this episode, Dr. Marilyn Black of Underwriters Laboratories discusses a new tool for designers to better understand the relationship between these important design requirements. 

Health + Wellness

ASID is partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative to help designers specify safer materials and furnishings—and create healthier spaces as a result.

Empathy in Architecture

No longer are hospitals and healthcare facilities merely functional— they must now also take the emotional well-being of users into consideration. Here's how color, light, and music can all help.

Person-Centered Design

The coming publication of new design guidelines that support person-centered care is exciting news for the healthcare design industry.

The Continuum of Connection

Innovative healthcare design is no longer about a single patient or space; it’s about providing for the future needs of an entire community.