Entries by Barbara Huelat

The Art and Science of Healing Design

Join AIA|DC’s Design + Wellbeing Committee and the Biophilic Practice Group for a discussion exploring the nature, art, and science behind design for healing.  Drawing on four decades of her creative design solutions and research for 300+ domestic and international healthcare projects, Barbara J. Huelat will define the core principles of her Healing Design approach […]

Goodbye to the Old and on to the New

Goodbye to the Old and on to the New…….    is a phrase we hear often this time of year.  For me and all of us in our Alexandria Office of Davis Partnership Architects, it has a special meaning. Goodbye to the Old – After 27 years of “Healing Design” we are closing our doors […]

Care for the Caregiver

Care for the Caregiver By Barbara Huelat, FASID, AAHID, EDAC Volunteer caregiving is a difficult job that rarely finds its way to resumes. Some survive, many do not. Survivors all have battle scars. They have little or no training, no honors, badges, or metals of honor. They sacrifice out of love. How do we empower […]

Empowering the Caregiver: A Human-Centric Experience

Trending in the world of healthcare – Patient-Centered Care moves to Person-Centered Care. This was the major focus of this year’s annual conference at Planetree. Since the inception of Planetree 40 years ago, Planetree was about the patient experience, making them comfortable and providing satisfaction as it greatly improved outcomes.  This concept has not gone […]

Can Design Mitigate Disruptive Behavior?

Speaking Engagement Environments for the Aging Savannah, Georgia April 23, 2018 “Blame the disease, not the person.”  It is the response we have often heard to deal with disruptive behaviors such as agitation, yelling, hitting or uncooperative behaviors which are linked to dementia.  These behaviors are the disruptions which makes living with the disease so […]

Book Nook: Man’s Search for Meaning

Barbara’s Book Nook “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! I have a love affair with books. Books are my reckless passion in life. They are my friends, my enemies and my lovers; […]

Human – Centric Design

By Barbara Huelat, FASID, AAHID, EDAC “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when creating them.” – Albert Einstein “Does environment impact the human condition?  Can our physical environment influence our health, wellbeing, our creative process or ability to innovate?”  Believing space and places do play a major role […]

Barbara Huelat Develops New Healing Color Palette for LG HI-MACS

LG HI-MACS introduces 15 colors selected by Barbara Huelat for their new Healthcare Collection.  The 15 colors have been found to be the most suitable for healthcare environments.  In addition, the collection tells a story. Garden Stone Collection “The conscious stone to beauty grew” – Emerson Zen Gardens are both peaceful and playful.  These are […]