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“There is nothing more rewarding than collaborating on the design of a space that will positively impact the lives of patients and their families.”
Rachel sees pediatric designers as conduits to the unique, innovative ideas brought forth by patients, families and staff. To be a great architect, she feels you need to get to know your client first. “What are their struggles? What keeps them up at night?” she asks. By examining their current state, and conducting visioning sessions to explore their future state, she gains an understanding of how to translate their needs into an operationally efficient and positive physical environment. “Following our visioning and gemba sessions, we’re no longer strangers,” she notes. “We head into design ready to tackle the issues.” As a pediatric architect, Rachel’s goal is to lighten the load of parents with hospitalized children by creating an environment that is warm and welcoming, and supports a sense of normalcy. Coming from a family of nurses, she also understands the daily work life and stress of caregivers, and strives to listen intently and incorporate their input throughout the process.
Registered Architect: Texas
ACHA Board Certified Healthcare Architect
Evidence Based Design Accreditation and Certification
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, University of Michigan
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction
Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University
Did You Know?
A Louisiana native, Rachel’s first solid food was boiled crawfish, and it remains her favorite meal to this day.