Designing with Care: Hospice designs by JDDK Architects

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Responding to a gap in knowledge in the design of hospices JDDK Architects and their long-term collaborators, Northumbria University, set up a research project to learn from the practices’ extensive portfolio of hospice buildings. Following the untimely death of JDDK’s director Ian Clarke the practice and the university brought together a series of papers written by Clarke during his pioneering career in the field of hospital design. The promotion of a socially beneficial ethos in the architecture and interior design departments at Northumbria University has been complemented by a desire from students to engage positively with authentic and philanthropic projects. The JDDK Hospice initiative therefore addresses a wide variety of educational, professional and societal
issues towards the promotion of design excellence as an active factor in the improvement of the end‑of‑life experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Knowledge: Pathways to Post Occupancy Evaluation
PublisherRIBA Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780704915718
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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