Posted February 11, 2013 in Information
Following a rigorous application process, c.c.hodgson architectural group was selected by Planetree to become a member of their Visionary Design Network – one of only 12 architectural firms. The certification process establishes firms as specialists in evidence-based design, sustainability, community outreach, and most importantly, a focus on the Planetree philosophy and its core components of healing design.
For us, this honor is particularly significant because we began focusing on healing environments more than 20 years ago while studying design issues related to the process of aging and seeing the natural correlation between healing and wellbeing. As we embraced gerontological trends in design, including the resident-centered philosophy of the Eden Alternative, hospital design was taking a parallel path that for us has converged in our work with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Community Living Centers.
According to Planetree, "Members of the Visionary Design Network have exhibited not only their expertise in health care design, but have excelled in creating cultures of collaboration and innovation within their own firms."