Process: SPRINGBOARD | Using Knowledge To Innovate With Environmental Psychology

Saturday, October 5

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Teknion Showroom – 641 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011



In this session, participants will gain an understanding of how research informs the creative process. Project examples will demonstrate the influence the built environment has on behavior, specifically health outcomes, and how building your knowledge base is a powerful way to springboard your interior design career.











Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, of Cama, Inc









Connect With Roz!

Twitter: @CAMAInc

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, President, Cama, Inc.

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC, is the President and Principal Interior Designer of the evidence-based planning and design firm CAMA, Incorporated in New Haven, CT.  She has served as the twenty-fourth President of the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID) and currently serves as chair of the board for The Center for Health Design.  Rosalyn has authored Evidence-Based Healthcare Design, a John Wiley & Sons publication and frequently writes and lectures on the topic. Healthcare Design Magazine has recognized Rosalyn as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Healthcare Design and ASID has honored her achievements as the recipient of the Designer of Distinction Award. Clients nationwide including Yale-New Haven Health System, Princeton Healthcare System, OhioHealth, Medical College of Georgia Health, University of Kansas Health System, and The University Medical Center of El Paso utilize Rosalyn’s deep understanding of how thoughtful design creates interior environments that improve outcomes.  Rosalyn is currently involved in the early conversations around the development of the Global Institute of Biophilic Design.


Liz Oshana

 Liz Oshana, Allied ASID, Designer, Cama, Inc.

Elizabeth Oshana, Allied ASID, studied interior design at Cornell University’s Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, earning a master's degree in interior design in 2005, for her contribution to the Interior Archetypes Research and Teaching Project (intypes.cornell.edu). Upon graduation, Elizabeth joined CAMA Inc, and for the past seven years has immersed herself in the process of evidence-based healthcare design. Recent work includes outcome-based design direction for the El Paso Children’s Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital Lobby renovation, the evidence-based design checklist and the healing arts program for the University Medical Center at Princeton of Plainsboro, Baystate Health System’s Wayfinding and Branding analysis for its Children’s Hospital within a Hospital, Medical College of Georgia’s modernization’s design standardization and the sevelopment effort to imagine new and innovative medical simulation environments for Mid Continent Medical Simulation Center at the University of Kansas. 

Kerrie Kelly, ASID, an award-winning interior designer and owner of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab








Connect With Erin!

Twitter: @erin_peavey

Twitter: @HOKNetwork


Erin Peavey, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP BC + D, Researcher + Medical Planner, HOK's Health Care Group

Erin Peavey, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP BC + D, EDAC, is a medical planner and the lead researcher with HOK’s Health Care group. Her research findings on healthcare environments and architecture practice can be found in Healthcare Design Magazine, The AIA Handbook of Professional Practice, Health Environments Research & Design Journal, and the Journal of Nursing Administration. Erin is an active member of the healthcare design community as a trustee of the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF) and graduate faculty at the New York School of Interior Design and Pratt Institute. She serves on the advisory board for the Center for Health Design’s Knowledge Repository and the Environmental Design Research Association’s EDRA CORE committee. Her areas of focus include healthcare design, environmental psychology, culture change, interdisciplinary collaboration and healthcare improvement.