Innovative Leader Davis Partnership Architects Joins the Growing List of EDAC Advocate Firms

Posted July 29, 2013 by davis test

Davis Partnership Architects joins the growing list of Advocate Firms for the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) program from The Center for Health Design. Founded in 1967, Davis Partnership is a continuation of a Denver practice that began in the early 1890’s. Today, Davis Partnership is a comprehensive, collaborative, benchmark-based and client-centric leader in healthcare design with offices located in Denver and Vail, Colorado. The firm is the latest committed to having 25% of their healthcare studio obtain EDAC certification.

“Davis Partnership’s commitment to utilizing research to inform design innovation is inspiring and motivating” stated Fernanda Pires, EDAC, Senior Healthcare Planner at Davis Partnership Architects. “Our approach to Evidence-Based Design (EBD) led us to create two focus groups. They were formed to understand available research through the Evidence-Based Design Focus Group and to add to the body of knowledge through the Research Studies Focus Group.”

These two Focus Groups are a collaborative of Architects, Planners, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects led by a professional Researcher and a Senior Healthcare Planner. The groups aim to seek, test, and implement the research data directly into the firm’s work and contribute to the greater body of EBD research knowledge. The teams (who are trained in Human Subjects Protections by the National Institute of Health and include EDAC certified members) apply rigorous EBD strategies to conduct literature reviews, post-occupational evaluations, side-by-side comparisons, and other innovative studies.

Matthew Joiner, an Architect Intern in the Research Studies Focus Group adds “Davis Partnership is able to test the efficiency and effectiveness of our designs, comparing results with baseline knowledge, and fine-tune and inform future designs.”

Davis Partnership proudly advocates the EDAC program and the EBD process. Melissa Piatkowski, Researcher at Davis Partnership Architects, commented “It is a process that provides tangible results for our clients by continually raising standards for safety, patient satisfaction, and cost efficiency. A collaborative relationship with The Center for Health Design fortifies the quality of our work and in return strengthens the user experience of our clients.”
About Davis Partnership Architects
Founded in 1892, Denver-based Davis Partnership Architects is one of the largest, most prominent architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design firms in the Rocky Mountain West. With a staff of more than 135 architects, landscape architects, interior designers and support personnel, the firm offers clients a diverse range of architectural and design services. Davis Partnership Architects is committed to delivering unparalleled client service, thoughtful, contextual design and consistently elegant solutions. For more information please visit: