15 architects from across the UK, USA and Australia told us about the things they believe are important when designing for palliative care.

In our recent paper “Unburdening expectation and operating between: Architecture in support of palliative care”, Beth George and I report on a series of in-depth interviews with the aim of unlocking a deeper understanding of the questions being asked within the briefing processes for these facilities; the intentions embedded in the ways that architects respond; and the kinds of compromises deemed allowable (by various stakeholders) within the procurement process. 

We hope that this paper will invite broader recognition of the capacity of the built environment to support palliative care patients, their families and staff; and the value of engaging architects who have a deep appreciation of this.

The article can be accessed via this link, or contact us here to request a copy by email.