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Exterior of Blue Ridge Orthodontics
Blue Ridge Orthodontics / Clark Nexsen / photo Mark Herboth

Occupant environment and sustainability tend to be the main reasons wood is used in the institutional and healthcare sector, which includes assisted living, foster care, and social rehabilitation facilities, overnight clinics and treatment centers, and mental health facilities. The term biophilia describes the instinctive connection and attraction people have to natural materials, and many designers cite the warm and natural attributes of wood as a reason for its use. Use our resources to learn more about the use of wood in these settings.

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