It’s a new world. What happens now in the healthcare and hospital space when infectious disease control is on the minds of billions of people? How will hospitals, senior living communities and their designers respond? What new protocols in the built environment will be implemented to help patients, their families, caretakers and clinical staff stay safe? With compassion and curiosity, host Cheryl Janis, interviews the world’s top wellness leaders and healthcare design professionals who answer these questions and more. Tune in and stay current on best practices, protocols and innovations. #knowledgeispower💪🏽
EPISODE 39: ALANNA M. CARTER - LEED AP PRINCIPAL, PRACTICE GROUP LEAD AT HGA
Alanna M. Carter, LEED AP Principal, Practice Group Lead at HGA is Cheryl’s guest today on the podcast. Cheryl asks Alanna the question, “How have you and your team responded to the pandemic and what’s happening now within your firm?” Alanna took a breath and shared, “It’s interesting as leaders. I don’t think any of us could have realized how we were going to have to navigate through that [pandemic + social unrest in Minneapolis] and then our healthcare clients who were in the middle of being these safety nets for people in the midst of it. How do they understand how to manage through that?” Lean in and listen to this heartfelt and meaningful conversation about what healthcare design innovation looks like today from the inside of one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in Minnesota.
EPISODE 38: JOSHUA THEODORE, VICE PRESIDENT AND GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE LEADER OF LEO A. DALY
During today’s episode, Cheryl Janis speaks with Joshua Theodore, Vice President and Global Health Practice Leader at Leo A. Daly. During their conversation, Cheryl asks Joshua about other facilities, aside from hospitals, that were used as surge spaces during the first months of the pandemic. Joshua begins, “The US Army of Corps Engineers designated 17 alternate care facilities for surge capacity, and one of those was the Javits Center in New York City. If and when they are demolished, we are going to have a lot of extra product; $700 million dollars worth, and some of that is going to end up in the bin and that is a massive amount of waste.” Get an insider’s perspective into what else was going on behind the scenes during the first several months of the pandemic, and what new innovations are coming out of Leo A. Daly’s firm during today’s episode.
EPISODE 37: MARY-JEAN EASTMAN, FAIA, MRAIC, CO-FOUNDER & VICE-CHAIR OF PERKINS EASTMAN
Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, MRAIC, Co-Founder & Vice-Chair of Perkins Eastman is Cheryl’s guest today on the podcast. Today, women lead the majority of Perkins-Eastman offices and studios. However, it wasn’t always that way. When Mary-Jean Eastman entered architecture school in 1966, fewer than 10 percent of her classmates were women. What was that time like for Mary-Jean and how have women in architecture evolved to the more prominent leadership role they enjoy today at the firm and beyond? Mary-Jean shares, “We began to recognize the challenges for women and it became obvious that women were dropping out of the profession because of all these challenges. However, at the same time, women were entering architecture school in larger numbers and that made a huge difference. Our firm was becoming more prominent, and we were able to attract the most talented students and among them, many wonderful women. That is when our population started to change significantly.” Learn more about the history of Perkins-Eastman, how the firm responded to the pandemic in those first few months after COVID hit New York, and what changes are now being implemented in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States, during today’s episode.
EPISODE 36: LESA LORUSSO, PHD, MBA, ALLIED AIA, ASID, RID, NCIDQ, AND HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION AT GRESHAM SMITH
During today’s episode, Cheryl speaks with Lesa Lorusso, PhD, MBA, Allied AIA, ASID, RID, NCIDQ, and Healthcare Director of Research and Innovation at Gresham Smith, on the firm’s new patent-pending empathic design technology. The Empathic Design Tool measures emotional responses of people reacting to the built environment. Lesa shares, “We have an innovation incubator within Gresham Smith we call ‘Studio X.’ Mike Sewell, our Active Transportation Service Line Leader created the Empathic Design tool which recently won Architect Magazine’s 14th annual R&D award.” Learn more about how the Empathic Design Tool can measure emotional responses of people reacting in the built environment and how this is a potential game-changer in the world of empathic healthcare design research.This and more on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0.
EPISODE 35: JENNIFER ALIBER, PRINCIPAL AT SHEPLEY BULFINCH
Jennifer Aliber, Principal at Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known to challenge convention, pioneer visionary design & collaborate with clients is our guest today on the podcast. In part one of today’s episode, Jennifer shares her thoughts on how hospitals and healthcare systems can be better prepared for future pandemic outbreaks in the United States. Jennifer shares, “I’m pretty sure architects are going to be spending a lot of time over the next two years trying to think about how to protect both patients and staff from pandemics.” This and more on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0.
EPISODE 34: DIANA SPELLMAN, PRESIDENT OF SPELLMAN BRADY & COMPANY
Diana Spellman, President of Spellman Brady & Company, an award winning interior planning firm specializing in timeless meaningful environments in healthcare, senior living and higher education is our guest today on the podcast. In part one of today’s episode, Diana and Cheryl discuss Spellman & Brady’s initial response to the pandemic. Diana shares, “We immediately created a set of standing weekly meetings and we formed several teams that would address what we, internally, called, ‘The COVID-19 Response.’” This and more on how Spellman & Brady are making important and necessary changes in their senior living and healthcare design protocols, post COVID-19 to ensure the safety of everyone.
EPISODE 33: MARY FRAZIER, AIA, LEED AP, GREEN BELT AND PRINCIPAL AT EWING COLE
Mary Frazier, AIA, LEED AP, Green Belt and Principal at Ewing Cole is our guest today on the podcast. Mary shares the need for hospital agility and the ability to quickly retool in the face of unforeseen events. She shares, “Initially, we were focused on how quickly we could expand capacity for our hospital partners within institutions themselves by repurposing large spaces such as lobbies or recommissioning rooms that may have been converted to alternate uses over the time.” Learn why patients have now become afraid to go to the hospital with empty Emergency Departments a growing concern among hospitals. How can the healthcare design professional help hospitals begin to rebuild trust and bring their patients back? This and an in-depth look at what Ewing Cole is doing to help their hospital partners adapt and thrive in the current environment, and moving forward during Cheryl’s conversation today with Mary Frazier.
EPISODE 32: RACHEL GUTTER, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WELL BUILDING INSTITUTE (IWBI)
Rachel Gutter, President of the International WELL Building Institute, on how the IWBI is leading the global movement to transform our buildings, communities and organizations in ways that help people thrive. Rachel shares, “WELL is a certification that we offer for buildings, communities, and now through our Portfolio program for organizations. It is focused on all of the different ways those places and spaces can enhance our comfort, drive improved choices for our health and well being, and generally enhance our experience whether its working, sleeping, playing or healing.” This and more on the changing face of health and wellness and the built environment post-COVID from the President of the IWBI on part 1 of today’s episode.
EPISODE 31: LINDA LYBERT, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HEALTHCARE SURFACES INSTITUTE
Linda Lybert, Founder and Executive Director of the Healthcare Surfaces Institute shares what healthcare design professionals most need to know about pathogens post-COVID-19. “We’re in the middle of a pandemic and the education on this is very real,” Linda shares. “The fact is we really have to clean our surfaces in the hospital setting in a certain way and on an ongoing basis. This is critical.” For the last 20 years, Linda Lybert has been a crusader for awareness and change in the crucial area of healthcare surfaces. Working directly with healthcare facilities and manufacturers, Linda developed the “7 Aspects of Surface Selectioπ©” – the foundation of her Healthcare Surface Consulting business multi-modal solution to address all aspects of this complex problem. Learn more during today’s episode of the Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 podcast.
EPISODE 30: PAUL SCIALLA - FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT DELOS
Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO at Delos is our guest today on the podcast. By placing health and wellness at the center of design, construction, technology and programming decisions, Delos is transforming our indoor environments into spaces that actively contribute to human health and well-being. Paul shares how the current crisis is moving beyond political boundaries. “At the end of the day,” Paul shares, “The broader notion of wellness real estate–if we can use our buildings, our homes, our offices, our schools, our hotels, and our senior and assisted living facilities as a way to, constantly and passively, deliver preventative medical intentions through four walls and a roof, there is not one political mind in the world that will have a problem with that.” This and Delos’s new Facilities Improvement Program and how it can help our most vulnerable population in this pandemic—our older adults in senior living communities and facilities—on today’s episode of the Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 podcast.
EPISODE 29: SARA MARBERRY - EDAC, HEALTHCARE DESIGN KNOWLEDGE EXPERT, MARKETING CONSULTANT & WRITER
Sara Marberry, EDAC, Healthcare Design Expert, Marketing Consultant, and writer on the short-and long-term effects of the current crisis on the healthcare design industry. Sara shares, “A halt on projects in the short term is not necessarily a bad thing. I think this will bring more renovation projects to make them safer to attract new residents in senior care facilities, for example.” This and how Sara’s career path changed at age 25 when she met Wayne Ruga at the San Francisco Furniture Mart on today’s episode of The Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 podcast!
EPISODE 28: REBECCA DONNER, IIDA, NCIDQ, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF INNER DESIGN STUDIO
Cheryl speaks with Rebecca Donner, IIDA, NCIDQ, Founder and Principal of Inner Design Studio. They discuss the rise of a new and unique challenge in the design community, stemming from HGTV’s popular shows like Fixer Uppers. As Rebecca shares, “The University’s drop-out rates have increased in the design community in the United States at an alarming rate. Interior design students are leaving their design programs around their second year, stating this is not what design looks like on television.” This and more on the changing face of healthcare design from this passionate 30-year healthcare design veteran.
EPISODE 27: VICTORIA NAVARRO - MBA, HCM AND REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN THE PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT AT ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH
Victoria Navarro, MBA, HCM and Regional Director in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health on failure and setbacks. “A lot of things I’ve learned from failures or setbacks has really shaped my thinking to persevere and continue to find ways to problem solve,” Victoria shares. “I love the saying, ‘In order to blaze a trail, you mustn’t be afraid to fail.’” This and what the hospital space will look like in the year 2020 from Victoria Navaro’s perspective on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 – The Lightning Round.
EPISODE 26: MONIKA SMITH - DESIGN DIRECTOR, APEX DESIGN BUILD
Monika Smith, Design Director at Apex Design Build, on what no one is talking about in a healthcare project that they should be talking about. Monika shares, “When many of the doctors we serve in private practice decide to build their own practices, they often don’t ask themselves the question, ‘How will my practice stand out in the marketplace?’” That and more on what’s right with healthcare design, what the industry will look like in the year 2040, and one story about what happened when a father/daughter physician team moved offices.
EPISODE 25: Lisa M. Cini - Tech-Thought Leader, Best-selling author, and Principal at Mosaic Design Studio
Lisa M. Cini, Tech-Thought Leader, Best-selling author, National Designer for Senior Living and Aging in Place Environments, and Principal at Mosaic Design Studio, has been published worldwide and she is a monthly contributor to national senior living websites and magazines. Lisa is considered a visionary in her field, and she is credited with developing repeatable, sustainable and durable designs that save her clients time and money. This and more on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 – The Lightning Round.
Episode 24: MELINDA P. AVILA-TORIO, NCIDQ, CHID, RID, CASP, LEED AP, SENIOR ASSOCIATE AND PROJECT MANAGER AT THW DESIGN
Melinda P. Avila-Torio, NCIDQ, CHID, RID, CASP, LEED AP, Senior Associate and Project Manager at THW Design on the need for private family rooms at senior living facilities. “When a male executive at an assisted living facility was quietly in conversation with a resident, the resident suddenly and peacefully died. In order not to not alarm the other residents, the executive continued to softly speak to the woman, while holding her hand.” This and more on Environments for Aging design trends on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 – The Lightning Round
Episode 23: Rosalyn Cama - President and Principal Interior Designer at CAMA Inc.
Rosalyn Cama, FASID, NCIDQ, EDAC, has been the President and Principal Interior Designer at CAMA Inc. for 36 years. CAMA is a health design lab, studio, and collection that has spearheaded the evidence-based design movement. She and her team use research, team leadership, consulting, prototyping, and interior design to create environments and experiences that empower well-being.
EPISODE 22: DR. DIANA ANDERSON, MD, ACHA, M.ARCH - BOARD-CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE ARCHITECT WITH THE OAQ AND THE ACHA, LICENSED INTERNIST AND BOARD-CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN THROUGH THE ABIM
Dr. Anderson has worked on hospital design projects within the United States, Canada and Australia, specializing in medical planning of inpatient units, specifically intensive care unit environments. As a “dochitect”, Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture, in order to truly understand what is involved in medical planning and working within the healthcare environment.
EPISODE 21: Suzanne Fawley - Behavioral Health Consultant at Stance Healthcare
Today we are joined by Suzanne Fawley – Behavioral Health Consultant at Stance Healthcare. Suzanne shares some of her early childhood experiences in the ED where her mother was an RN and the director of the department. “There were times when the school bus let me off at the hospital,” explains Suzanne. “Most of the time I watched people, and noticed how they processed anger or hurt and pain, and illness.” This and more on the changing face of behavioral health design on today’s episode.
EPISODE 20: TAMA DUFFY DAY - HEALTH AND WELLNESS LEADER AT GENSLER
Join us as we speak with Tama Duffy Day, Health & Wellness Leader at Gensler, regarding the power of engaging the design professional to improve health and wellness globally. Tama Duffy Day is a global author, lecturer, and speaker. She and her team at Gensler have received more than 50 awards and honors for their work, and for three consecutive years Tama was named one of the “Most Influential People in Healthcare Design” by Healthcare Design magazine.
EPISODE 19: WHITNEY HENDRICKSON - HEALTHCARE INTERIOR DESIGNER AT PERKINS+WILL
Whitney Hendrickson, former Pediatric RN and current Healthcare Interior Designer at Perkins+Will shares her thoughts on what hospitals might look like in the year 2040. “I’m sure there will be smart footwalls, maybe an Alexa-style nurse call system, a way to take peoples’ weights through the floor and their blood pressure through the bed they are sitting in,” says Whitney. Tune into this and more on what it’s like to be a healthcare interior designer from the perspective of a former pediatric nurse on today’s episode of Healthcare Interior Design 2.0 – The Lightning Round.
EPISODE 18: TERI LURA BENNETT - LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER FOR JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH SYSTEM
Join us in the first episode of The Lightning Round! The Lightning Round is your host, Cheryl Janis, one design industry expert and 12 questions for one awesome lightning round of healthcare design inspiration! In this episode, Cheryl interviews Teri Lura Bennett – the Lead Interior Designer at Johns Hopkins Health System.
EPISODE 17: AMY MAYS - INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICE LEADER AT HDR
EPISODE 16: SARA PARSONS - PRINCIPAL AT GALLUN SNOW
Tune in to both parts of Episode 16, as we are joined by Sara Parsons – Principal at Gallun Snow, a nationally recognized interior design firm that specializes in healing, learning and community environments.
EPISODE 15: DEBRA LEVIN - PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CENTER FOR HEALTH DESIGN
Listen to both parts of Episode 15, as we are joined by Debra Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Health Design–a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to transform healthcare environments into a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy, and the creative use of evidence based design.
EPISODE 14: LISA BONNET - SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER AT E4H ARCHITECTURE
Listen to both parts of Episode 14, as we are joined by Lisa Bonnet, Senior Interior Designer at e4h Architecture – Environments for Health Architecture – a global architecture firm committed exclusively to the design of innovative health facilities.
EPISODE 13: SCOTT MCFADDEN - DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AT BSA LIFESTRUCTURES
Tune in to Episode 13, featuring Scott McFadden, Director of Design at BSA LifeStructures–an architectural and engineering firm that designs facilities to support, enhance and inspire healing, learning and discoveries. Scott is brilliant and passionate, and generously shares his wisdom from his 30 years of design work.
EPISODE 12: Avigail Eisenstadt - CEO, Founder and Principal Interior Designer at AE Design Group
Join in the first episode of our second season, featuring a spirited conversation with Avigail Eisenstadt—the founder of AE Design Group. In 2010 Avigail founded her firm after working as an in house designer for a New York based operator of high end assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as well as a lead designer for a healthcare specialty construction company specializing in skilled nursing renovation. AE Design Group, LLC is a New York based interior design firm specializing in distinctive and timeless designs.
EPISODE 11: AIMEE BURMASTER-HICKS - PRINCIPAL AT PAGE
Join in today’s episode with our lovely guest Aimee Burmaster-Hicks — Principal at Page Architecture firm at their Texas location. Aimee specializes in space planning and interior design development for corporate and healthcare clients.
Episode 10: Rebecca Rothstein - Board Chairwoman, Executive Committee Chair and Founding Member of Teen Cancer America
Join in this special interview with Rebecca Rothstein — Board Chairwoman, Executive Committee Chair and founding member of Teen Cancer America — an organization founded by The Who’s, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.
Episode 9: KRISTIN ZEIT & JENNIFER KOVACS SILVIS OF EMERALD EXHIBITIONS
Join us as Cheryl speaks to Kristin D. Zeit – publisher of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging magazines, and Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, editor-in-chief of Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging magazines at Emerald Expositions.
Episode 8: Tiana Lemons - Healthcare Studio Leader for Orcutt | Winslow
Episode 7: Jocelyn Stroupe - Director of Healthcare Interiors at Cannon Design
Join in this intimate conversation with Jocelyn Stroupe, Director of Healthcare Interiors At Cannon Design–an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of architects, engineers, industry experts and builders driven by a singular goal — to help solve their clients’ and society’s greatest challenges.
EPISODE 6: REBECCA BRENNAN - PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER OF DESIGN STUDIO BLUE
Join in this super informative conversation with Rebecca Brennan, principal and founder of Design Studio Blue, a design studio providing full-service interior architectural design services nationally.
EPISODE 5: JOANNA FRANK - PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CENTER FOR ACTIVE DESIGN
Join in this fascinating conversation with Joanna Frank, founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design, the leading non-profit organization that uses design to foster healthy and engaged communities.
EPISODE 4: DR. RICHARD JACKSON - NATIONALLY KNOWN PHYSICIAN AND PBS HOST OF THE DESIGNING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SERIES
Join in this soulful conversation with nationally known physician and PBS host Dr. Richard Jackson of the Designing Healthy Communities Series, viewed in 4 million homes in the United States.