Amy Shoemaker Receives Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC®).
St. Louis, MO (March 6, 2018) – Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that designer Amy Shoemaker has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC®). Ms. Shoemaker is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC®, which brings the firm’s designers to 20% certified.
Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes. Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Shoemaker passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy. The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.
Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. The firm maintains design excellence by delivering comprehensive interior design, furniture, artwork master planning, and procurement services. As a Certified WBE Business, Spellman Brady & Company has completed more than 6,300 projects in 43 states and abroad since its founding in 1994.
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