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Lilliana Alvarado, CHID, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP is a highly motivated professional with extensive interior architecture experience. She founded UPHEALING with a mission to create uplifting and engaging spaces for healthcare environments. For nearly 20 years she has designed and completed a wide range of healthcare settings, and she approaches every project with a thorough understanding of the needs of her clients. Her dedication to this understanding allows for a richer and better team approach to innovative solutions which are safe, functional and comfortable for staff, patients and their families. Her main focus is quality and finding innovative ways to create environments that enhance a personal connection for people.

Awards

International Interior Design Association Design Awards| New England Chapter – 2019, Award: BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, Project: THE MEMORY CENTER –  ATLANTA

International Interior Design Association Design Awards | New England Chapter – 2018, Award: BEST IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, Project: THE NEELY HOUSE AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER

Case Studies

Interface – November 2018: THE MEMORY CENTER ATLANTA FOSTERS INDEPENDENCE THROUGH COMMUNITY

Crossville – June 2018: A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

Publications

Green Operations Magazine – January 2019, Article: ASSISTED LIVING GETS A RESIDENTIAL FEEL in collaboration with Elena Morrocco

Juror for International Interior Design Association – March 2018, Competition: IIDA NY BUFFALO CHAPTER – INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2018  

Juror for Contract Design Magazine – November 2017, Competition: HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT AWARDS 2017  

Behavioral Healthcare Executive Magazine – August 2017, Article: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE COLOR IN TREATMENT FACILITIES in collaboration with Alicia Hoisington

Knoll Research – May 2017, Research: MODERN MEDICINE in collaboration with Knoll

Healthcare Facilities Magazine – October 2015, Article: DURABLE INTERIORS

Juror for Behavioral Healthcare Magazine -June 2015, Competition: ANNUAL DESIGN SHOWCASE BRINGS BALANCING ACT TO LIGHT

Juror for Behavioral Healthcare Magazine -May 2014, Competition: ANNUAL DESIGN SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY, PATIENT FLOW, AND COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

Healthcare Design Magazine – November 2013, Article: SAFETY CHECK

Services

  • Space Planning Analysis and Programming
  • Conceptual Design and Inspiration
  • Interior Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Interior Finishes Selection and Presentation
  • Custom Millwork and Details
  • Furniture, Furnishings and Accessories Selection and Specifications
  • Art and Signage Consultation
  • Design Documentation Management
  • Project Supervision and Administration
  • Branding and Integration
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Renderings

Specialty

Ambulatory Care


Acute Care


Outpatient Care


Residential Care/Senior Living


Senior Living/Long Term Care


Women & Children Health Facility


Gallery