Helen Lanes has joined Waldon Studio Architects as principal and director of interiors. Lanes will lead the firm’s D.C. office while also overseeing the expansion and growth of WSA’s interiors practice firmwide.
Lanes has over 25 years of design experience, with her primary focus on healthcare design in the Mid-Atlantic region. She has worked in the corporate, commercial, educational and hospitality sectors, in addition to healthcare. Lanes has experience working from both the owner’s side and from within the architectural studio. She brings a unique perspective and expertise to integrated healthcare planning and to the design of innovative, high-performance solutions that address the needs of complex user groups.
Most recently, Lanes served as interior design manager for Inova Health System in Virginia where she developed and implemented design guidelines, as well as provided design oversight for projects throughout the system. She is a frequent public speaker on design strategies to embrace the patient experience and aging populations. Her professional certifications include Certified Healthcare Interior Designer from the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers; Certified Designer from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and LEED Accredited Professional.