CONCORD, CA – Anshen+Allen, part of Stantec Architecture, is the latest healthcare architecture firm to commit 25% of its team to earn the EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) credential from The Center for Health Design (CHD). Anshen+Allen, part of Stantec Architecture, is among 22 industry organizations that are associated with or have contributed to the EDAC program.
“Becoming an advocate firm underscores our commitment to cultivating a culture of research-informed design,” says Bill Rostenberg, Principal at Anshen+Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture. Our philosophy is founded upon creating environments that enable our clients to succeed. In doing so, we seek to fully understand the impact of our design decisions. Our research-informed design process is long standing, as is our alliance with The Center for Health Design.”
A longtime CHD Corporate Affiliate member, Anshen+Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture, has provided its expertise to support the development of various CHD programs over the years. Staff members have participated as program advisors and spoken at HEALTHCARE DESIGN conferences, collaborated with Pebble Project partners to conduct evidence-based design, authored articles that have appeared in HEALTHCARE DESIGN magazine and HERD Journal, and sat on CHD volunteer advisory councils and the board of directors. Its staff also assisted in writing the EDAC program’s study guides.
“The breadth of healthcare expertise and involvement from Anshen+Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture, with us through the past 20 years has helped grow the EDAC program and make it a success,” says Debra Levin, president and chief executive officer of The Center for Health Design. “Needless to say, we’re very excited to welcome the firm into our group of advocates for EDAC.”
In mid-October, The Center for Health Design is releasing a second edition of EDAC study guides that are designed to help individuals prepare for the exam. The guides are available for pre-order at store.healthdesign.org. EDAC’s mission is to develop a community of accredited industry individuals through education and assessment of an evidence-based design process. To date, EDAC has accredited to over 525 individuals, worldwide. For more information about the program, visit www.healthdesign.org/edac.
About The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD), formed in 1993, is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization of forward-thinking healthcare, elder care, design and construction professionals and product manufacturers who are leading the quest to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. Its voluntary board of directors guides the work of paid staff that manages and directs the organization’s research, education, outreach and advocacy efforts. www.healthdesign.org
About Anshen+Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture
Anshen+Allen, a part of Stantec Architecture, has been committed to creating inspiring architectural experiences that reinforce the individual spirit and affect positive transformation. Dedicated to academic and healthcare design, the firm focuses its efforts on projects that benefit humanity, contribute to community and culture, and demonstrate a commitment to social progress. www.anshen.com
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