Laurie Waggener RRT, IIDA, CHID, EDAC

Director, Research for Healthcare

Associate Principal

I'm tenacious about seeking information and collecting data. Why? Because proof is powerful and increased knowledge leads to improved outcomes.

As a respiratory care practitioner early in my career, I quickly learned the value of the built environment and its direct influence on patient care. Later, I applied this front-line experience when I shifted professions to healthcare facility planning and interior design.

Now, as EYP's Director of Healthcare Research, I work with practitioners, patients, and third-party consultants to evaluate evidence and measure the impact of clinical environments. This research offers insights into applying new design approaches to achieve greater efficiency in all healthcare service lines.

I'm passionate about merging my clinical background with healthcare design to improve the clinical workplace and patient experience. I look forward to leveraging the evidence gained through our projects to help strategically direct your vision and provide planning recommendations.