As we did in our December 2006 issue, HEALTHCARE DESIGN has decided to put a bow on the year that was by asking recognized architects, interior designers, and consultants in the field to nominate their peers whom they thought had made a significant difference in advancing the design of healthcare facilities. We invited them to name “stars” from their own companies, as well as from other companies who, despite possibly working for competitors, deserved this recognition. The next several pages will introduce you to 20 of these special professionals.
David Allison, AIA, ACHA
Professor/Director, Graduate Studies Architecture + Health Clemson University Ph: 864.656.3897
There is no debate that David has had a tremendous impact on the healthcare design profession over the last 25 years. As an architect, David is passionate in his role as an educator not only to his students in the graduate architecture program in healthcare studies at Clemson University, but to his professional colleagues nationally. He nurtures and challenges his students using a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to expose them to all elements and variables regarding the planning and design of healthcare facilities. He is a visionary leader using an interdisciplinary approach to research the impact the built environment has on patients, families and staff. He has only scratched the surface of the effect he will continue to have in the healthcare design field.
Nominated by: Kathy L. Bell, AIA, ACHA, The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Fred E. DeWeese
Vice-President, Facilities Planning & Development Vanderbilt University Medical Center Ph: 615.322.4266
Fred's career spans more than 40 years. In his eight years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of world's leading teaching hospitals and medical research facilities, he has overseen an expansion of hospital and research facilities totaling $1 billion, the largest such expansion at VUMC in any eight-year period. Previously, he directed the $400 million expansion of Washington University's School of Medicine. Fred, an architect, helps VUMC officials visualize how space can be built and utilized. He serves as liaison between the administration and the Board of Trust, translating expressed needs into brick and mortar. He possesses extraordinary creativity and problem-solving skills.
Nominated by: Ed Houk, AIA, Hart Freeland Roberts, Inc.
Tama Duffy Day, FASID, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal/National Interior Design Healthcare Practice Leader Perkins+Will Ph: 202.624.8366
Tama Duffy Day provides strong, thoughtful, and dedicated leadership internally to our healthcare practice and externally to our clients providing them with the highest level of service. In the forefront of healthcare design leadership, she is a Principal and the firm's National Interior Design Healthcare Practice Leader. Through her inquiry and being involved in practice for the last 30 years, she has gained valuable insight, knowledge, and expertise on healing environments, and is someone who has truly made a difference to healthcare design.
Nominated by: Julie M. Eppinger and Kalpana Kuttaiah, Perkins+Will
Kristi Ennis, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Sustainable Design Boulder Associates Architects Ph: 303.499.7795