I am currently an interior designer in Denver, Colorado. I have more than 10 years of professional experience in healthcare related architecture and interior design. I have experience in hospital design, medical ofﬁces, healthcare speciﬁc interior design, and furniture, ﬁxture & equipment planning. I am also an ardent fan of the oxford comma. But all that is really just formality. What I feel is most important is that I am passionate about advancing the ﬁeld of healthcare architecture through a combination of Evidence-Based and Practice-Based design in order to save patient lives, improve user experience, increase staff efﬁciency, and lower owner’s bottom lines.
I am constantly endeavoring to better myself through education and regularly attend the Healthcare Design Conference in order to hear from and meet with the people who are shaping our profession of healthcare architecture. I would like very much to contribute to the growing body of knowledge and am always looking for opportunities to do so. It is for that reason that I pursued my EDAC certiﬁcation in June of 2010.
- Schematic Design
- Equipment Planning
- Material Selection & Coordination
- User Meetings
- Evidence-Based Design
Awards and Recognition
2013 Healthcare Design Magazine, Citation Of Merit, Honorable Mention Double vision Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Dekker/Perich/Sabatini As part of a cultural shift toward embracing innovation, lean operations, and evidence-based design, Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ first facility to apply these principles is the Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., completed in September 2011. Among specific design goals for the community hospital was implementation of a patient-centered inpatient unit. To accomplish this, the team first decided on decentralized nurses’ stations. But between-room alcoves—the industry’s newest darling—were prohibited by New Mexico’s life safety code, not to mention there were concerns regarding limited workspace and privacy/security issues. The solution? Nurses’ stations across from every two patient rooms, so staff can see into the rooms but at an allowable configuration. Jury comments include: “interesting adaptation of decentralized nursing,” “a lot of thought put into the details,” and “focus on patient-centered care clearly a priority.”