Mark Drane

Mark is an architect and member of IBI’s global education practice, IBI Learning+. He leads the firm’s Higher Education and Science practice in the UK. Additionally, Mark is a Doctoral Researcher at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at UWE, Bristol with a research interest in the links between wellbeing and the physical environment. Mark firmly believes that the combination of Evidence Based Design and teamwork is the key to solving complex, real-world, problems.

Reuniting Health and Planning

Posted by on October 6, 2017

How do we reunite health and planning? Better integrating these two fields continues to rise up on the agendas of planners, healthcare professionals, and governments alike. In a recent seminar, leading thinkers and practitioners from across the UK came together to share the latest evidence…

Is Healthcare Soon to be a Declining Market?

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Current projections for global healthcare spending show an increase from $9.21 trillion USD in 2014 to $24.24 by 2040. But is healthcare soon to be a declining market? In a recent article Mark Drane, Studio Principal with IBI Group in the UK, raises some interesting…

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The Many Benefits of Healthy Campus Design

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Design quality is something that we recognise when we see it, but how do we value it and are there unseen benefits to certain types of design? In recent years, a light has been shone on the benefits that good design can bring to supporting…

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