Barbara Dellinger, IIDA, interior design director and AVP in HDR’s Alexandria office, has been asked to join The Center for Health Design’s (CHD) Research Coalition for a three-year volunteer commitment. She will apply her evidence-based design expertise to write research article abstracts that will appear on Ripple, an online, searchable database; review research proposals under a new program called the “New Investigator Award”; and advocate the importance of evidence-based design to non-design groups such as those in the cost estimating or construction industry, engineering, purchasing, facility management, and environmental services.
Dellinger has been actively involved with the CHD for years. She has served on advisory boards for both Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification and the ASID/CHD Patient Room Design Evaluation and Research Grant. Recently, she and Jeff Getty, Healthcare Principal at HDR, were invited to participate as guest speakers at Georgia Tech’s evidence-based design symposium, “Knowledge turned into buildings—Impacts of Architectural Research on Practice,” where they will discuss the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital project.
The CHD is a research, education, and advocacy organization of healthcare and design professionals leading a quest to improve the quality of healthcare through design, and cosponsors Contract’s Healthcare Awards that honor innovative project design that enhances the quality of healthcare delivery, and the Nightingale Awards, a competition that showcases the best in excellence and innovation in healthcare product design.
To learn more, visit healthdesign.org.