Lori McGilberry
Managing Principal, Registered Interior Designer
Contact Information
1720 Brooks Drive
Acute Care
Ambulatory Care
Medical/Dental Office
Outpatient Care

Designer Profile

As Managing Principal of Kilter, Lori is passionate about leveraging the best of the interior environment to serve the human experience; this mission has driven her throughout her career. From interior materiality as part of the architectural envelope to details of furniture placement, each element contributes to the gestalt of the whole. This idea of the entirety of a design becoming more than the sum of its individual elements is an aspirational philosophy at Kilter. Lori is an experienced Interior Designer with 20 years of practice in a wide variety of project types. Her projects range in size from 50K square feet to over 2M square feet, with total construction cost from a few million to over $650M. Lori joined Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm, in 1999. As a Project Interior Designer and Senior Associate, Lori’s project responsibilities included visioning, planning and design of the interior environment.  In 2016, Lori joined Gerflor, a global resilient flooring company based in France.  Ultimately, as Healthcare Segment Manager, she led strategy development for Gerflor’s healthcare-focused business.  Bringing the rich experience of a diverse interior design career, Lori contributed to Gerflor from a unique perspective on projects ranging from marketing to product development. Lori is a Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) through the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). She joined the board of AAHID in 2014; in 2016, she served as the board President.  Lori is certified through the Center for Health Design’s Evidence Based Design Accreditation (EDAC) program and NCIDQ. Lori speaks across the country including numerous engagements at the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA) annual conference since 2013, the Center for Health Design’s Pebble Colloquia, the annual Healthcare Design Conference and she has spoken at Environments for Aging. She served as a Best of NeoCon juror for numerous years, including the upcoming 2018 competition, and as an EDRA Certificate of Research Excellence juror for 2016.    Lori’s research topics include wayfinding, generational differences, and health and wellness.


Jerry Oksner, (former director of Program Management at ADAMS Management Services) Administrative Director of Facilities, St. Anthony North Health Campus

For more than two years, Lori led a multidisciplinary team of designers, vendors and contractors to envision, procure and install more than $12,500,000 of furniture and integrated information technology for the state-of-the-art William T. Clements University Hospital at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Lori actively collaborated with her customers to successfully balance dynamic cost and time constraints and to maximize quality and value. Adept at communicating with all audiences, Lori is a proactive and reliable partner who adds value through her on-going design research and articulate aesthetic insights. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Kilter (https://www.thekilter.com/)and Lori McGilberry.

Jim Bistolas, National Sales + Healthcare Segment Director Gerflor

Lori brought the rich experience of her diverse interior design career to Gerflor and contributed to the company from a unique approach and perspective. Due to her key position within the design industry, including her tenure as president of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, Lori brought credibility and focus regarding the design process to Gerflor that we had not had in the past. Lori is always proactive in pursuing the best, evidence-based methods to build our brand, develop our product and educate our team about design in general and healthcare design in particular. Lori facilitated focus groups vetting new product prototypes across the US and collaborated with our US marketing team and design team in France based on the results, providing invaluable product insight. Lori speaks design easily to many different audiences and effectively builds design “bridges.” We look forward to continue working with Lori in the future.