Sara Wengert has served as Principal-in Charge and lead interior designer for numerous mental health projects throughout the US. Her commitment to creating spaces that contribute to the healing and recovery of people suffering from mental illness has resulted in multiple interior design awards. She attributes her greatest successes to her ability to connect with the users of a project and truly hear and understand their needs. At architecture+, Sara manages and continuously maintains the Patient Safety Standards published by the New York State Office of Mental Health, a guideline that is widely used in planning psychiatric facilities throughout North America.
Session Participation:SPEAKER: Planning the new Austin State Hospital for the continuum of care