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Derek Parker, FAIA, RIBA, FACHA


Board Member, Vice Chair Laguna Honda Hospital

Derek Parker is an internationally recognized expert in the design of healthcare and research facilities, having designed and planned more than 50 major hospitals and bio-medical facilities in 15 countries. He has received more than 75 awards for his work and published numerous papers and given many presentations on healthcare design worldwide.

Derek is currently a board member and vice-chair for the Laguna Honda Hospital; a board member for Marin General Hospital; co-founder and chair for The Medicapower Corporation; senior advisor for Aditazz; and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Design and Health in Stockholm. He is also a founding editorial board member for Health Environments Research and Design journal; past board member of The National Academy of Engineering (2002-2008); and a fellow at the American Institute of Architects, American Academy of Healthcare Architects, and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

A co-founder of The Center for Health Design, Derek helped bring evidence-based design into the mainstream by co-developing The Center’s Pebble Project research initiative and creating the research-based Fable Hospital concept that supports the business case for better buildings.