September 28, 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our hugely stimulating design for wellbeing seminar last night, in particular to our guest speakers John Donnelly of NHS Scotland, Rebecca Barr of Scottish War Blinded, and our own Head of Creative Workspace, Karen Nugent.
All three speakers spoke passionately on design in wellbeing, with Karen first offering the architect’s perspective, guiding attendees through the development of a few of Page\Park’s projects involving aspects of wellbeing. Whether explicitly, in the cases of the Maggie’s Centre in Inverness and the new Wellbeing Centre for the University of Edinburgh, or with a more holistic and community-focus, such as in the redevelopment of Dunoon Burgh Hall.
John Donnelly, who Page\Park have worked with closely on the development of the new Woodside Health Centre, then offered a Client perspective on changing attitudes to wellbeing in the public sector. John has been at the forefront of positive change in the NHS for a number of years, and so shared his experience in context of the new Health Centres being developed in the Greater Glasgow area: namely Maryhill, Gorbals, Eastwood, Greenock, Clydebank, and our own Woodside.
Our final speaker, Rebecca Barr, reflected on the development of the Hawkhead Centre, the new building by Page\Park for Scottish War Blinded, and shared with the audience some of the user feedback that has been collected in the year since its completion. Rebecca then introduced a short film by Page\Park, in which we visited and spoke with members and staff, to understand how the building has affected each of them personally.