Diana Anderson & Penny Shaw: A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design

Start Date: 
Dec 10, 2015

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture

Thursday December 10th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design

Two experts, one an architect/physician and one a user/expert collaborated on a recent essay in the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal. They will present on the critical need for human-centered healthcare design. Dr. Diana Anderson, MRAIC and Penny Shaw, Ph.D., will each presented and welcomed a shared dialogue with attendees.

Session 1: A Dochitect's View of Healthcare Design

Session 2: Something As Simple a Window: Access to Nature and Healing

Penny Shaw's speech in PDF

Penny Shaw's speech in Microsoft Word

Speaker Bios:

Diana Anderson MDDiana Anderson

Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch is a licensed Architect (Order of Architects of Quebec, Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, LEED AP) in addition to a Physician in Internal Medicine (board-eligible). She recently completed her medical residency training at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She is currently a Medical Planner with Stantec Architecture, based out of New York City. As a "dochitect", Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture, and has worked on hospital design projects within the United States, Canada and Australia. She speaks frequently about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, and related topics.


Penny ShawPenny Shaw

Penny Shaw has a PhD in French Language and Literature with a minor in clinical psychology. Her professional career was spent as a foreign-language faculty member and administrator of French and English at major universities including the University of Michigan, University of the Virgin Islands/Peace Corps Training Camp, Instituto de Estudios Superiores in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, UMass/Boston and Harvard. After she became unexpectedly disabled requiring long-term care, she turned her interests to the experiences of herself and others who are disabled living in nursing homes. Her current affiliations include being a Board Member of both the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and the Disability Policy Consortium of Massachusetts, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Citizens' Advisory Committee. An active advocate, speaker, consultant and writer she works to improve the care and quality of life of elders, individuals with disabilities and nursing home residents.

AIA credits were offered for those who attended.

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About the Institute Lectures:

The "Lunch and Learn" lectures are at 12:00, provide a boxed lunch and are free. Companies presenting will showcase their innovative products illustrating the human-centered design philosophy.