Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
The Endangered Clinic
Examining the Past, Present, and Future of Abortion Clinics in America
In this presentation, we will discuss the architectural design and social implications surrounding abortion clinics to begin to normalize the conversation around this building type. Abortions are extremely common health interventions; 1 in 4 women will have an abortion in their lifetime. However, most of the professional community of architects have been noticeably absent when it comes to speaking about abortion clinics and their design requirements. While there are numerous books, publications, guidelines, and studies regarding best practices for hospitals and medical facilities in the architecture literature, rarely do these include coverage of abortion clinics.