GS&P’s Carolyn Blake to Present at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

Presentation Focuses on Artwork Integration and Its Impact on Patient Experiences and Outcomes

November 10, 2017   |   Jacksonville,  Fla.   |   Events

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Senior Interior Designer Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, will present at the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference on November 12 in Orlando. Alongside HAS Art Solutions Senior Art Consultant and Owner Heather Sams, UF Health North Vice President Wayne Marshall, MBA, NREMT-P, and UF Health North Associate Vice President Linda Lawson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Blake will discuss the integration of artwork at GS&P-designed UF Health North 92-Bed Inpatient Tower and the effect artwork can have on patient experiences and outcomes. 

“I’m looking forward to discussing the power of artwork at this year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference,” commented Blake. “With many hospital projects art can be an afterthought. I’m excited to share the process we used in our work with UF Health and the outcomes that have resulted by integrating artwork into the earliest stages of planning.” 
 
A summary of the presentation follows.
 
The Art of Healing: An Integrated Approach to Artwork in Healthcare Facilities
Presented by Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, Heather Sams, Wayne  Marshall, MBA, NREMT-P and Linda Lawson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
 
Art can have a profound impact on the patient experience, but it typically only gets full consideration after a project’s design phase concludes. With an opportunity to develop a complete experience for patients, family and staff, the GS&P design team for University of Florida Health’s new North Jacksonville campus bucked this trend and planned for the tower’s artwork from the outset. The result? A state-of-the-art healing environment whose artwork, architecture, interior design, furniture, landscape architecture and environmental graphics express a single, unified vision throughout the campus. In this presentation, hear how the lines between art and design were blurred and elements of “art” were created by the design team and included in the construction documents.

“With many hospital projects art can be an afterthought. I’m excited to share the process we used in our work with UF Health and the outcomes that have resulted by integrating artwork into the earliest stages of planning.”

Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC, senior interior designer, GS&P 
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