July 22, 2019|News

Healthcare Interior Designer Q&A | Lindsay Hampton

Interior Designer Lindsay Hampton Pulse Design GroupThis post is in a series where we talk to healthcare interior designers about their work and industry.
Lindsay Hampton is Associate Principal and Director of Interior Design at Pulse Design Group and is certified by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). 

What is one book, person, or talk that has been most influential in your career?

Cheryl Durst, CEO of IIDA, is very influential in the design community. She speaks well about the future of design, is an ambassador for innovation and expansion, and a visionary strategist.

What products have you been excited about recently?

I’m excited by some of the newer products that have anti-microbial properties, like oxide-infused solid surface which kills 99.9% of surface bacteria within 2 hours. I’m also excited by the advancements in indigo lighting that come in the form of white ambient light.

Do you have any go-to design solutions or techniques for creating healing environments?

Biophilia! It’s a hot word at the moment but has always been a very important factor when designing for healthcare environments. Not only are there ties between exposure to nature and patient healing, but it also improves staff satisfaction.

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

Always remember who you are designing for! Trends come and go but a truly successful design will never go out of style.

We've also talked to Michelle Clark (Rees Associates), Jennifer Fink (BDA Architects), Melinda Avila-Torio (THW Design), Lilliana Alvarado (UPHEALING)Ashleigh Pfluger (TJNG Partners)Jane Rohde (JSR Associates)John DuBard (Boulder Associates)Lisa Cini (Mosaic Design Studio)Susan Clark (Clark Patterson Lee)Crystal Hill (Odell Associates)Dr. Debra Harris (RAD Consultants)Libby Laguta (L2D.design), and Kristin Ellingsen (KE Design & Office Furniture Group).