Ashley’s work centers around amplifying the healing quality of care environments to influence health and wellness. As an experienced registered architect specializing in healthcare environments, she brings together evidence-based design approaches with an understanding of strategy, operations, and facility planning to create and transform care environments. She guides clients in making informed decisions about how their facilities and operations can best address the needs of patients and staff, now and in the future. With an appreciation for the impact these environments have on patients’ experiences at pivotal times in their lives, Ashley is particularly in tune with the current relevant evidence in the fields of healthcare design and environments for aging. She has served as the lead on several complex projects for academic medical centers, children’s, and community hospitals focused on operational planning, simulation, programming, master planning, schematic design, design development, and business development. Before joining Blue Cottage, Ashley was an Associate at HKS, Inc. She earned a Master of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, both from Texas A&M University. She is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Michigan, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), and received Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Center for Health Design.
Ashley Dias, AIA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP
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