International Design School

Excellence in design = Excellence in care

The Design School is presented by a team of internationally recognised experts who will provide you with the skills to design dementia enabling environments. This program has been tailored for architects, designers, decision makers, dementia specialists and managers, planners, and project managers.

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The two-day program offers:

  • A fast-paced, engaging syllabus – introducing dementia and the importance of designing enabling environments
  • A modular menu – topics include lighting, acoustics, interiors, colour & contrast, outdoor spaces and dining
  • Less talk, more action – each module includes practical and collaborative activities


You will experience the world-first Virtual Reality Empathy Platform, allowing you to explore 3D environments with an applied dementia filter and understand the visual impairments that a person living with dementia may experience.


When you graduate you will be equipped to design enabling environments and develop excellent design solutions for people living with dementia.


Design Masterclasses

The Dementia Centre is delighted to offer a suite of additional Design Masterclasses presented by a range of internationally-acclaimed subject-matter experts. These half-day intensives offer a deep-dive into one of the modules presented in the International Design School. It is ideal for those with a specific interest in one area of design or where certain modules are relevant to specific professions.

Achieve design mastery in:

  • Lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • Dining and Design
  • For information about upcoming design schools or masterclasses, please check our events page
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