June Chapter Meeting: Evidence Based Design

Evidence-based Design enables design professional and their clients to optimize design decisions via a process of gathering, evaluating and applying current best evidence from research and practice. This lecture will guide attendees through a four step, cross disciplinary design methodology that fosters healing, quality performance, and safety in the design of the healthcare environment.

Four Learning Objectives: 
1. Gather qualitative and quantitative intelligence 
2. Map strategic, cultural and research
3. Hypothesize, outcomes, innovate
4. Measure and share outcomes

Rosalyn Cama, FASID is the President and Principal Interior Designer of the interior planning and design firm CAMA, Incorporated in New Haven, CT. CAMA Incorporated’s mission is to partner with its clients, in support of their strategic plan, in the creation and management of their interior environments.

CAMA, Incorporated, founded in 1983, has completed design work for many institutional, corporate, professional, clients, however, its main area of activity has been in healthcare and academic settings for higher education. CAMA, Incorporated has participated in projects at more than 25 major hospitals across New England and the United States. Current healthcare clients include Yale New Haven Hospital, Medical College of Georgia, University Medical Center at Princeton and El Paso Children’s Hospital. Ms. Cama has lectured at New York University and Cornell University and is often sought as a spokesperson/author for the profession in the area of healthcare interior design. She has written “Evidence Based Healthcare Design” which was released by John Wiley and Sons in March 2009.

The firm has been honored for its design excellence many times since its inception. The first of many awards was bestowed in 1983 for renovation concepts to the 1883 Queen Anne  style Victorian house that is the firm’s headquarters. Later awards, often in partnership with the project’s architectural firm, were received for work at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI, Friend’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA as well as the New Haven, Connecticut Law Offices of Neubert, Pepe and Monteith and the University of Connecticut, Biology Building, Storrs, CT.

Ms. Cama has served as the twenty fourth President of the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID).  ASID is the oldest and largest professional interior design society in the world. Ms. Cama also serves as chair of the board for the Center for Health Design. The Center for Health Design is a leading research and advocacy organization of forward thinking healthcare and design professionals who are leading the quest to improve the quality of healthcare through building architecture and design. The Center’s mission is to transform healthcare settings; including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and nursing homes into healing environments that contribute to health and improve outcomes through the creative use of evidence based design.

Wednesday, June 17th
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design
5pm Reception
6pm Program begins

Thank you to EMH&T for sponsoring this month’s Chapter Meeting.

AIA Members free, Guests $20.
To register, click here.  Registration closes Monday, June 15th at 1pm.

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