Kirsten’s work combines evidenced-based research and user group feedback to create uplifting healthcare spaces for patients. She’s equally passionate about “providing for providers” by giving physicians, practitioners, nurses, and specialists the kind of environments where they feel energized to deliver the best care possible. Outside of work Kirsten often heads for the hills of northern Minnesota to hit the trails with her dog or her bike.
Chair, AIA Minnesota Health Design Knowledge Community
Co-chair, AIA AAH Advisory Group
Co-Speaker, Diagnostic Post Occupancy Evaluation of the Landscape Environments, HealthDesign Conference
Co-Author, “Opportunities and Barriers to Using Hospital Gardens: Comparative Post Occupancy Evaluations of Healthcare Landscape Environments,” American Horticultural Therapy Association
Speaker, Health Design Panel for Architects, Minnesota AIA Conference