CSI Indy Trade Show Seminar: Evidence Based Design

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Dates: 9/20/2012, 12:00 AM - 03:00 PM EST
Location: Riverwalk Walk Lodge (Broad Ripple, Indianapolis)
Type: Education Program

Evidence-based design, or EBD for short, is a field of study that emphasizes the importance of using credible data in order to influence the design process. The approach has become popular in Healthcare Architecture in an effort to improve patient and staff well-being, patient healing process, stress reduction and safety. EBD is a relatively new field of study which borrows terminology and ideas from several disciplines including Enviroinmental Psychology, Architecture, Neuroscience and Behavioral Economics.

Attendees to this seminar will learn about the history of EBD, how it originated and how the concept can be applied to the building design process. Attendees will learn about the research that went into developing EBD, as well as its goals and expectations. The speaker will also discuss projects that integrated EBD into the design process. Attendees will learn about the state of healhcare, key trends and challenges.

Speaker Bio:

Ana Pinto - Alexander has more than 25 years of experience designing interiors for the country's most progressive health care facilities. Her childhood in Columbia, South America, combined with extensive international travel has influenced her unique design perspective.

Ana's extensive research in healthcare design has anchored her belief that healing environments can greatly improve the hospital experience for the patient, their family, and the medical staff. Although healthcare design is a passion, she also has created interior designs for corporate, religious, educational and retail facilities.

Ana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Purdue University, where she has been a guest lecturer. She is a member of the International Design Association and holds a certificate from the National Council for Interior Design.

Ana has juried Healthcare Design magazine's Architectural Showcase and Contract magazine's Healthcare Environment Awards. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the importance the built environment has in the healing process. The recipient of numerous awards for her interior design projects, she has also been featured in several national publications, including a cover story for Interiors and Sources and was most recently recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design by Healthcare Design magazine.

Ana is a board member of the Hispanic Business Council and the Indianapolis Reparatory Theater.

2 AIA HSW LU's will be available for this seminar.


$45 for Members
$55 for Non-Members / Guest
$10 for Student / Retirees

*A lunch buffet is included with registration. Lunch will be served at 12 pm, followed by the seminar at 1pm.

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