Submitting Student(s)

Ann Kennedy Taylor

Session Title

Space & Design

Faculty Sponsor (for work done with a non-Winthrop mentor)

Sangwon Sohn, M.S., NCIDQ

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Theatre & Dance

Abstract

Environmental psychology focuses on the relationship between individuals and their surroundings. It affects design such as ergonomics, lighting, acoustics, wayfinding, and universal design. Through research and case studies, environmental psychology has shown that it greatly affects the users' experience either positively or negatively in the space. The Sunrise Care Facility and Healthy Minds Recovery Center both provide an environment that creates positive effects between the user and their surroundings. The Sunrise Care Facility is a senior assisted living facility for elderly people that uses environmental psychology through natural lighting, along with WHAT acoustics throughout the interior. It is designed to be a sanctuary that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The additions of amenities and recreational facilities provide a space that is lively and desired. Throughout the design of Healthy Minds Recovery Center, environmental psychology is used through geometric forms along with skylights that provide natural lighting, bringing a sense of nature into the interior. It focuses on transforming the image of out-patient clinics and providing a concept where patients are provided a more inviting environment that is less institutional.

Start Date

15-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

How to create less clinical environments through environmental psychology

Environmental psychology focuses on the relationship between individuals and their surroundings. It affects design such as ergonomics, lighting, acoustics, wayfinding, and universal design. Through research and case studies, environmental psychology has shown that it greatly affects the users' experience either positively or negatively in the space. The Sunrise Care Facility and Healthy Minds Recovery Center both provide an environment that creates positive effects between the user and their surroundings. The Sunrise Care Facility is a senior assisted living facility for elderly people that uses environmental psychology through natural lighting, along with WHAT acoustics throughout the interior. It is designed to be a sanctuary that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The additions of amenities and recreational facilities provide a space that is lively and desired. Throughout the design of Healthy Minds Recovery Center, environmental psychology is used through geometric forms along with skylights that provide natural lighting, bringing a sense of nature into the interior. It focuses on transforming the image of out-patient clinics and providing a concept where patients are provided a more inviting environment that is less institutional.