September 12, 2014

HKS healthcare leaders, along with experts from The Center for Health Design, will host the workshop “Better Outcomes Through Design” on September 26 in the Steelcase Showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

During the one-day workshop, participants will learn about the Evidence-based Design (EBD) process and its relevance in healthcare today, how to recognize the link between research and design, how to build a business case and ways to put EBD into practice.

Presenters include:

Jeff Stouffer, AIA, Principal, Healthcare Group Director, HKS
Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC, Principal, Group Director for Healthcare Interiors, HKS
Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, Vice President, Director of Research, Executive Director CADRE (Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation), HKS
Donna Deckard, BSN, MPA, EDAC, Director of Strategic Projects, The Center for Health Design
Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC, Senior Partner, Mercury Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Ellen Taylor, AIA, MBA, EDAC, Director of Research, The Center for Health Design

HKS is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 27 offices worldwide, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 2,000 unique projects representing 80,000 beds and 184 million square feet. HKS projects have garnered numerous awards and coverage in worldwide publications. The firm’s healthcare specialists are highly respected international speakers. 

For more information, contact Judy Little at

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