Lemay launches Care + Design initiative

Care+Design is a new transdisciplinary initiative launched by architecture and design firm Lemay. Created to connect architects with healthcare professionals, researchers, policy-makers, frontline workers, and patient communities, it seeks to activate key conversations and meetings that can shape a better future for tomorrow’s care environments through design.

Today’s healthcare space struggles with being outpaced by accelerations in technology, climate crises, service, and resource scarcity, applying uniform ideas to diverse contexts and populations, as well as many other challenges. As a response, Care+Design seeks to create an exploratory space for dialogue around generating ideas and conceiving designs around what the healthcare sector needs.

From hospitals and rehabilitation clinics, to long-term care facilities, this platform aims to reconnect medical environments with both people and the environment through innovative, sustainable, inclusive, and easily deployable ideas formed with the communities they affect. Through this participatory approach, disciplines like architecture and urban planning will be able to propose environmental, operational, and social solutions that can benefit society’s health and well-being.

“Discussion is the drafting table where the positive changes we need can begin. Care+Design represents a confrontation of ideas, concepts, and viable solutions for the future of healthcare design,” says Antoine Buisseret, design director and Lemay’s Director of Market Intelligence in Healthcare. “Together, our collaborative approaches can reimagine what ‘hospitality’ truly means, coming together to reimagine tomorrow’s environments of care.”

This mandate of discussion and ideation between healthcare and design professionals will span a wide scope, from exploratory dialogues of thought leadership and published works on the future of healthcare, to panels of expertise, roundtables, and collaborations. Lemay aims for this platform of connection, research, design and healthcare communities to have the opportunity to adopt and reinforce the concept of built space as a way of healing, ensuring that healthcare’s professional networks, patients, and communities are an integral part of the design of tomorrow’s care environments.