With 25 years of experience working with the institutional non-profit sector, community vibrancy and inclusion of all is at the heart of Deborah’s design work. She is a healthcare architect, founding member of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, and advocate of accessible design. As a project leader, she is focused on integrating all facets of the human experience in the design of inspired, healing environments. Deborah is part of the Kasian Senior Living Environments Design Analysis Team. Through research, detailed interviews, and analysis of precedent studies, the Team assesses design and operational strategies that support physical, mental, and emotional health, engagement with community, family, and friends. Their work has resulted in a design process for person-centered eldercare environments that is described as a 3-tiered hierarchy, which can be practically applied in project work.