Kristine brings 25 years of experience in healthcare design and leads teams with an evidence-based, collaborative approach that builds consensus toward a common vision. As an advocate for design excellence, Kristine fosters an insightful understanding of the human experience and has a strong passion for the built environment as it affects the health and well-being of people. Kristine has been involved on projects from both the architecture and healthcare owner side; she understands healthcare issues from the inside-out.
Being an empathetic listener and communicator has been critical to Kristine’s success on behavioral healthcare projects. Creating a safe, calming, healing environment that pays special attention to the needs of the patient and family is critical when designing for culturally diverse, vulnerable populations. Kristine’s research on trauma-informed design guides her design principles of safety and security, creating an environment that is flexible and adaptable, incorporates biophilic design elements, and is attentive to appropriate material and finish specifications.