What is Evidence-Based Design?
The Center for Health Design has been focused on the creative use of evidence-based design, (EBD), which incorporates research into each step of the design process and driving its mission to transform the built environment. In fact, evidence-based design is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. (The Center for Health Design, 2008)
What Do We Use it For?
While traditionally used in the design of healthcare environments, at The West Studio we have found that EBD is ideal for designing many types of supportive environments in which to live, work, care and learn. We are very pleased to announce that we now join the ranks of EDAC certified professionals committed to maximizing positive outcomes for our clients by using the evidence-based design process throughout our design practice.
What is EDAC?
EDAC stands for Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification. An EDAC certified individual can help make design decisions and recommendations based on the best available research information. Using this process has been proven to produce measurable improvements in healthcare facility clinical outcomes, educational outcomes, economic performance, productivity, customer satisfaction and cultural measures, among others.