Healthcare Projects Among 2019 EDRA CORE Recipients

The Environmental Design Research Association recently announced the recipients of the Certificate of Research Excellence for 2019. CORE recognizes rigorous, valuable and impactful practice-based research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

The following practice-based design research projects, in the healthcare sector, met the CORE criteria and were selected for recognition, based on the review of a cross-disciplinary panel of reviewers consisting of academic researchers, practice-based researchers, designers and industry thought leaders. Learn more at

“Investigating the Impact of Multisensory Environments for People with Dementia”
University of Florida, Department of Veterans Affairs and Gresham Smith

“Good Design Is Good for Loyalty: Findings and Implications from a Multi-Hospital Inpatient Room Post-Occupancy Evaluation”
Gensler and Cleveland Clinic

“Process-Led ICU Design: Applying Discrete-Event Simulation and Process Improvement to Measure ICU Design Performance”
EwingCole and Binghamton University Systems Science & Industrial Engineering and Watson Institute for Systems Excellence

“New Parkland Hospital Facility Evaluation”
Blue Cottage Consulting, Corgan, HDR, Herman Miller Healthcare, Mitchell/focusEGD and Parkland Health & Hospital System

“The Impact of Lighting, Noise, and Design on a NICU Environment”
HGA, GBBN, Smith Hager Bajo, S&ME, Affiliated Engineers, Inc., THP Limited and Turner Construction

“Evaluation of New Nebraska Community Hospital Facilities”
HDR, Great Plains Health and Fremont Health

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Posted July 8, 2019

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