KLC Connect Webinar: 'Time for Change' Panel Discussion 3
This is the third in a series of three ‘Question Time’ Webinars reflecting on the challenges ahead as we re-enter the workplace after the last turbulent few months.
"Health, wellbeing and hygiene in interiors in a post-pandemic world"
The spread of the Coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown has made us all more aware of our surroundings, how the physical aspects of the buildings and interiors we use influence every aspect of our lives, and the very real risks of infection. The experience has served to increase the emphasis on wellbeing and the importance of quality of life. What strategies should designers and architects be focusing on to identify and reduce the risks, relieve stress, enhance comfort, security and social connection and safeguard the health and mental health of occupants now for the future?
Chair Dr. Hina Ladd - Senior Healthcare Planner with Sir Christopher Shaw - Chair Architects for Health, Alice Green - Architect, Adrienne Chinn - Interior designer and author, Marie Louise Agius - Balston Agius, garden designer and Rebecca Weir - Light IQ, lighting designer.
Meet the panel
Sir Christopher Shaw
Christopher Saw is an architect, Senior Director and specialist consultant in mental health design. He is founder of leading health design company Medical Architecture which puts him at the interface of two great professions – medicine and architecture. His work keeps him abreast of advances in thought and practice and he is a passionate advocate for evidence-based design. He is also Chair of AfH (Architects for Health) a valuable forum for exchanging ideas and as a think tank for pomoting excellence in healthcare design
Alice Green is a talented designer with a specialism in healthcare. As Healthcare Lead and Senior Architect at P & HS Architects her role covers everything from feasibility work and refurbishments to master planning and new build designing successful projects for primary care, acute hospitals and mental healthcare
Dr. Hina Ladd is a member of Architects for Health and a Senior Healthcare Planner at Architects Penoyre & Prasad and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Bartlett School of Architecture
Marie Louise Agius
Marie Louise Agius graduated in Garden Design and gained invaluable experience as a Senior Contract Manager for the Landscape Department of Clifton Nurseries on design and build and contracts. For the last 15 years she has been with Balston Agius where she is now a Director overseeing private gardens, urban gardens and estates from conception to installation. The East Village Show Garden she designed for the RHS Chelsea Centenary Flower Show won a coveted Gold Medal and recent projects have included a garden for Maggie’s Centre in Leeds and the BALI award winning Centenary Garden at Exbury. She is a Director of Exbury Gardens, an active RHS judge and sits on a number of selection panels
Adrienne Chinn is highly creative interior and product designer, blogger, author and lecturer. She is known for her a particular ability to co-ordinate colour, pattern and style for residential and commercial interiors. In recent year she has become increasingly interested in sustainability in design and the way that design can be used to boost mood and wellbeing
Founder and Creative Director of Light IQ Rebecca has a passion for lighting and an ability to harness and maximise the potential for lighting to explore and push the boundaries of illusion that has led to the successful completion of over a thousand award winning residential and commercial projects in the UK and abroad. Their innovative technology-led lighting solutions increasingly focus on the health and wellbeing of users.