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.
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.
Continuing Education Approval
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have your completion reported.)
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.
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