Expert INSIGHTS: Observations for the Future - Solutions for Healthy Buildings by Design

Design experts discuss solutions learned from the pandemic as they navigate uncharted territory. Examples from the field demonstrate effective strategies that positively impacted occupants and present opportunities for the future.

Continuing Education Approvals 
  • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-116091 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)
  • 1 AIA LU | HSW | ASIDINSIGHTS01 (AIA Members: Please contact to have your completion reported.)

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The significance of buildings and in particular interior environments, has been elevated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The design of spaces that contribute to well-being of the occupants is a precedent for solutions today and into the future. This presentation considers the dimensions of wellness, their connection to interior design practices, examples from the field to demonstrate effective strategies, and opportunities going forward. Representatives from various stakeholders in the built environment, including the Owner, Designer, and Manufacturer will show how wellness impacts strategic interior design initiatives from their unique vantage point. The presentation will highlight lessons-learned from the 2022 ASID IMPACT Review: Health & Well-Being INSIGHTS Brief, moving strategies to post pandemic action.

This is a recording of a webinar presented on February 24, 2022.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand complexities of the built environment in the context of virus mitigation and evidence-based solutions. 
  • Understand the impact of design solutions on the health and well-being of occupants of interior spaces. 
  • Discuss opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. 
  • Identify resources to integrate effective design solutions within the built environment for Healthy Buildings and Sustainability. 

Access Period: One year after registration.

Jessica Bruce, NCIDQ, RID, LEED GA, EDAC

Manager of Facility Design, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction


For the past nine years, Jessica has worked as an Interior Designer for the in-house Planning Design and Construction department at Mercy, based in St. Louis, MO. Her background is focused on developing design standards, conducting research and working with the Mercy Branding goals to implement these standards on a variety of healthcare projects. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Maryville University in St. Louis and earned a Master of Science in Biomimicry from Arizona State University.  

Kristie Nicoloff, NCIDQ

Healthcare Sector Leader, Operations and Finance Manager, Senior Associate


Kristie Nicoloff is an award-winning, nationally accredited designer with over 26 years of healthcare experience in interior design and facility project management. Kristie’s previous professional experience includes project management and design while working as a Senior Project Manager and Space Planner at major healthcare systems in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC. Kristie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture with emphasis in Design from Northern Illinois University. She is actively engaged in community and professional service as a member of CREW serving on the Events Committee, the ASID IMPACT Review Task Force, the South Carolina Chapter of Women in Healthcare as Membership Chair, and the IIDA Carolinas Chapter. 

Rachel Berman Berkin (Moderator)

Sustainability Program Manager


Rachel Berman Berkin is the Sustainability Program Manager at Mecho, the leading manufacturer of commercial window-covering systems. Rachel oversees the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives, including material certifications and transparency, supply chain engagement, and circular economy for both shade cloths and hardware systems. Rachel’s drive stems from her extensive pursuit of the correlation between human health and the built environment for both materials and daylight. She works directly with leading research institutions to promote daylight and circadian strategies through automated shading. Rachel is also a Strategic Advisor for mindfulMATERIALS and is the NEWH Green Voice Chair. Rachel holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management.


Expert INSIGHTS Course Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video. You must watch at least 75% of this 56 minute video to move forward to take the final quiz. This is a recording of a live webinar presented on February 24, 2022.
Expert INSIGHTS Final Quiz
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  8/10 points to pass You must score a minimum of 80% to pass this quiz and complete the course. You will have 5 attempts.
ASID Academy Course Evaluation Survey
3 Questions
3 Questions Please complete the survey to receive your course completion certificate.
Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.0 IDCEC CEU HSW credit  |  Certificate available
1.0 IDCEC CEU HSW credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW and and 1 AIA LU | HSW awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf. AIA Members: Upon completion, please notify, including your AIA member number, the course name, and date completed. We will report your completion to AIA on your behalf.