The Healing Power of Healthcare Design

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Live webinar airing on November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Aga Artka

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the difference between stress‐inducing noise and restful sound, and review research‐based noise‐control strategies.
  2. Examine the role of imagery in healing environments.
  3. Identify critical biophilic design elements and examine the ways designers can employ naturel‐inspired strategies to improve patient experience.
  4. Assess targeted product and material options to aid in the design process.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

A growing body of research suggests that healthcare environments can positively influence the healing process, putting more emphasis on the importance of the work that designers and architects do every day. This course explores trends in healthcare design and looks at newly published research to offer evidence‐based strategies for creating quiet, authentic and nature‐inspired spaces that promote rest and healing.

Photo courtesy of Inpro Corporation

Aga Artka is a design consultant who collaborates with construction and manufacturing clients. Her agile and visionary thinking, combined with design trends and color forecasting knowledge, allow her to bring value and design expertise to interior projects, product design and development as well as marketing and branding for enterprises and individuals. As a mentor, speaker and a co-author of “The Brand of You. The Ultimate Guide for an Interior Designer’s Career Journey”, a book on personal branding and career development, Aga’s goal is to help others find success in the field of interior design.


Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator protection, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in December 2020