Obesity and weight-related problems are on the rise in the country with over 30 percent of the total population in America are obese while another thirty-four are overweight. Obesity has also affected children with 17% obese children, and many people have diabetes without having any knowledge about it. Exercises and diet are the prime causes of having this diseases.
This trend has seen the architectural society team up with medical teams to find a long-lasting solution for patients. The design and plans of the solution are being taken up by architects to build health facilities that will encourage the integration of physical activities as part of the treatment. Classrooms are also designed it was to allow penetration of sunlight to allow concentration among students. The forthcoming changes that will be brought about by the partnership would help to solve weight problems among individuals.
Metro Healthcare Facility is an example of changes happening in the field of medicine as the center located in Cleveland has fully transformed from an idle hospital to a fully functioning state of the art facility. HKS envision were responsible for the design and construction making the hospital a part of the community which everyone can visit and get services such seminars and clinical tests.
The obesity epidemic can easily be controlled through embracing the ideas brought in the picture by the health service providers and architects. Creating awareness to the community is essential which is the reason the two professions are implementing training on health-related matters in their curriculum. New generation architects will have the skills which will allow the design of buildings that encourage physical exercise among the public.
Students are already enquiring the training on designs of buildings that integrate health fitness designs in many universities. Texas Technical University and Thomas Jefferson University are among the first institution to role our the program. Robert Ivy holds Masters in Architecture obtained from Tulane and a degree in English received from Sewanee University. Robert Ivy holds the position of the Vice president of McGraw Hill company which he joined from being the chief editor of Architectural records in 1966.