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Kara Freihoefer, PhD, EDAC, LEED ID+C


Director of Research
HGA Architects & Engineers
Kara Freihoefer, PhD, is the Director of Research at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on utilizing evidence-based design principles to inform and educate healthcare clients and colleagues on design decisions. Freihoefer serves as the co-chair of the Research Council where she helps spearheads research initiatives across all disciplines firm-wide. Freihoefer has most recently research published “Making the Case for Practice-based Research and the Imperative Role of Design Practitioners” in Health Environments, Research and Design Journal. She was also awarded Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for an in-depth investigation of clinic module design.