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Environmental evidence-based design research has been gathered in a scientific way only since the 1980s.Roger Ulrich carried out ground-breaking research in the early '80s showing that views of landscape rather than a brick wall had a beneficial effect on surgical patients.He has continued looking into the effects of art on patients, acoustics on communication and so on, and he is working with NHS Estates.Home-grown research by John Welles-Thorpe and Bryan Lawson at Sheffield University ...

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