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Principal, Alice Liang talks to the Toronto Star’s Christopher Hume about the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health redevelopment

In “Campus shaped by new attitudes to mental health” published in the April 29th edition of the Toronto Star, Alice discusses how design can work to remove the stigma’s surrounding mental health.

“We brought a non-institutional perspective to the project. That was a radical move. Our job was to provide the most interactive care environment. It (the architecture) needs to be quietly elegant, not iconic. To blend in is more important than to stand out. We’re making buildings that are in harmony with what’s around. It was a civic project, not just an architectural one.”

At Montgomery Sisam all our projects for those with special needs share a fundamental philosophy in their approach: our goal is always to create normalized settings that are reassuring and empowering for patients, but also accommodating for families and staff as well as the surrounding community.

Read the full article: http://www.healthzone.ca/health/mindmood/mentalhealth/article/983222--campus-shaped-by-new-attitudes-to-mental-health

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