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.