• September 11, 2023

At a time when Quebec is embarking on an ambitious program to modernize and rebuild its healthcare infrastructure, we want to discuss how we can best innovate on these places through design, but also the way in which architecture can accompany new mental health practices through inclusion, care, sustainability, and territory.

On Thursday, September 28, our sustainable design laboratory The Phénix will host the round table discussion Architecture and mental health: Rethinking the place of care environments in cities as part of our Care+Design initiative.

Moderated by Antoine Buisseret, Director of Market Intelligence in Healthcare, the discussion will focus on the relationship between places of care and cities, and the need to make their designs more inclusive to combat the marginalization of vulnerable people and improve their quality of life.

Antoine Buisseret will welcome the following panelists for an in-depth discussion on the subject:

  • Alexis Beauchamp-Chatel, psychiatrist, medical chief of the adult neurodevelopmental psychiatry program at IUSMM and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Université de Montréal.
  • Virginie LaSalle, assistant professor of interior design at the École de design de l’Université de Montréal, member of the Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (LEAP), researcher specializing in the relationship between the built environment and vulnerable people such as the elderly and autistic people.
  • Julie Tansey, recovery facilitator and mental health peer aid, and Executive Director of VOX Québec’s association composed exclusively of people who live or have lived through mental health issues, united to promote recovery and their peers’ interests.
  • Ashley J. Lemieux, Sexologist, PhD, Psychiatry, officer in planning, programming and research at the UETMI-SMJS of the Institut national de psychiatrie légale Philippe-Pinel, and research associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Addictology in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal.

To register, visit the event page.