Sarah Hepler, an Interior Designer for CDH Partners, was recently named to the board of directors for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She will be a Healthcare Forum representative with responsibilities that include developing educational ideas for IIDA’s specialty Forum in association with the Forums director.
In particular, the Healthcare Forum provides a venue for discussions on the latest trends and design concepts. It supports design professionals in the challenging and rewarding field of healthcare design and acts as a source for exploring methods of design and innovated, which create positive, effective healing environments.
IIDA Forums offer a venue for discussion with professionals in similar fields and dissemination of information on trends, problem-solving strategies and perspectives on current or developing areas of design practice within specific markets. Tapping into this network of exclusive contacts puts people in touch with the expertise of design industry leaders.
In accepting this position, Sarah said, “I’m excited to be involved with IIDA. My personal goal for this position is to encourage an exchange of information centered on the quality of care and positive patient outcomes, especially where design is directly related to these issues.
“I’ll focus on current trends and design methodologies for healthcare. I’ll also emphasize the practice of Evidence Based Design and EDAC and seek active participation in local and regional conferences and events to gather and to share good industry practices. The Forum’s main line of communication will be a blog site that will reach both our Atlanta chapter members as well as our CDH intranet. IIDA members and CDH peers will be encouraged to participate in open discussion about the practice of healthcare design.”
Sara Hepler is an Interior Designer for CDH Partners, Inc., in Marietta, Georgia. Her extensive experience positions her to work with many of the firm’s largest healthcare clients.