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The unit features many strategies of biophilic design that simultaneously orient,
soothe, and calm patients while offering visual interest and stimulation, such as the
use of colors and patterns reminiscent of natural elements in the Pacific Northwest.

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Ed Clark, LEED AP BD+C, is a sustainable designer at ZGF Architects LLP
(Portland, Ore.). He can be reached at E D . C L A R K @ Z G F. C O M . Marty
Brennan, AIA, is an architect at ZGF Architects LLP. He can be reached at
M A R T Y. B R E N N A N @ Z G F. C O M .

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time, positive feedback from the nursing staff has reinforced the qualitative benefits of the daily lighting variation. Post-occupancy evaluations
will be undertaken at approximately eight months after opening, with any
needed adjustments to the tunable fixtures to occur at that time, based on
staff feedback.
The industry is only scratching the surface of biophilic design. Rating
systems such as the Well Building Standard and the Living Building Challenge are steering the industry toward solutions that nurture psychological and physiological health. Behavioral health settings pose unique
challenges for staff and patients. Using biophilic environmental cues will
encourage improved and more regular sleep for patients and work toward reducing disruptive incidents. It will also provide staff with benefits
germane to improving their overall health and the quality of their care in
addition to the patient and staff experience.
The design of the Swedish Ballard Behavioral Health Unit is one example
of how providing natural ties between the built environment and natural
systems of a local region can enrich design processes and projects. 


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