Associate and Director of Healthcare
Education and Research
Terri is armed with a unique set of qualifications. She is a registered nurse and spent time working in an orthopaedic/acute spinal cord injury unit at a large teaching hospital in Canada. Since then, she has focused her energy on design-oriented degrees at the University of Minnesota where she recently earned her PhD. She is a healthcare planner at Ellerbe Becket with 10 years of design experience to her credit. She is responsible for translating the client’s philosophy and needs into architectural concepts and functional layouts.
She also leads Ellerbe Becket's healthcare education and research efforts, focused on learning from legitimate research in evidence-based design and integrating that knowledge into the design process. She is a valuable resource to our project teams in addressing issues such as patient safety, quality and operational efficiencies in the design process.