Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, FACHA, EDAC, has been named the 2012 Changemaker by The Center for Health Design (CHD). Given annually, the award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design.
Parker, an internationally recognized expert in the design of healthcare and research facilities, has designed and planned over 50 major hospitals, diagnostic care centers, hospices, and medical research institutes. He co-founded The Center for Health Design in 1993 and is a past member of the organization’s Board of Directors. After serving as Chairman at Anshen + Allen for 49 years, he is currently director of Marin General Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Laguna Honda Hospital Foundation, and a senior advisor at Aditazz, a company that applies computer chip technology design to healthcare design and construction.
Parker believes the healthcare design industry is ripe for major change.
Parker will be presented with the Changemaker Award at the 2012 HEALTHCARE DESIGN Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, November 3-6, where he is also a keynote speaker.