Paulla ShetterlyRID, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC


The cornerstone of design is found in addressing a holistic approach including mind, body, and spirit of anyone using the facilities we design.

As a principal with many years of experience, Paulla is an award-winning leader in holistic design principles as well as evidence based design. Her work in the area of healthcare has been proven to advance the patient, employee, and visitor experience. She is highly skilled at maximizing environmental performance and operating efficiency. Her experience includes programming, space planning, development of facility standards, interior design and furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Paulla has a comprehensive knowledge of design and directs a multidiscipline design team that is focused on creating unique environments along with meeting the goals and expectations of CDH clients. She has an extensive background in interior design and is known for her intuitive ability to produce designs that are well planned for space and quality. One of her main priorities is to create patient-focused environments in high performance buildings that exceed a client’s expectations.


Kansas State University
Bachelor of Science/Interior Design


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


2011 Antron Awards Panel of Judges
2010 Recipient of Georgia ASID Silver Award
2009 Recipient of two Georgia ASID Silver Awards
2008 Recipient of Georgia ASID Bronze Award
2007 Chandler Awards Panel of Judges
2007 Recipient of Georgia ASID Silver Award


Religious Product News Magazine – June 2010
“Key Considerations in Selecting Sanctuary Seating”

Worship Facilities Magazine September 2007
“Take A Seat”

Worship Facilities Magazine January 2007
“Designing Spaces for Children’s Ministry.”

Church Business Magazine May 2006
“How to Make Modern Churchgoers Most Comfortable”

Healthcare Facilities Management June 2006
Magazine- Round Table Discussion
“Designing A Healing Environment”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution March 2006
“Designing for today’s work environment”

Market Speaker Forum:

Georgia Tech Wood Expo-Atlanta Aug. 2009
“How to Use Wood in Architecture and Interior Design”

WFX Conferences: October 2007, October. 2008, November 2010 September 2010

The “IN” Conference – Dunwoody, GA “Church Campus Makeovers”




Projects led by Paulla Shetterly