Fallon Lebedowicz, EDAC, affiliate, CO Architects (Los Angeles)
Fallon Lebedowicz started laying the inspiration for a profession in healthcare design whereas finishing her grasp’s thesis on the College of Southern California. There, she centered on the analysis and design of sensory-integrated remedy clinics, a distinct segment division of occupational remedy that depends on modifying the bodily setting for the remedy of sensory processing points.
Drawn to the need to contribute significant design, she joined CO Architects in 2014 and shortly collaborated on the design of a senior residing group earlier than embarking on her first healthcare challenge, the 154,000-square-foot Koman Household Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Well being in La Jolla, Calif. Lebedowicz performed a pivotal position, guiding the challenge from schematic design by way of development to post-occupancy, whereas utilizing her data of sensory design to push the consumer to new concepts, together with putting in home windows in a CT room to deliver pure daylight into the house to assist alleviate affected person anxiousness and stress throughout procedures. She additionally labored with the challenge staff to develop a customized ergonomic and common charting station for the working rooms.
Following her success on the challenge, she earned the chance to function staff chief for a 355,000-square-foot Nationwide Most cancers Institute-designated complete most cancers heart, anticipated to open in October 2024. Along with particular person tasks, she’s channeling her ardour for analysis to guide CO Architects’ pilot initiative for post-occupancy evaluations utilizing the Koman Household Outpatient Pavilion as the primary analysis web site. Moreover, she’s advocating for the creation of a pre- and post-occupancy analysis for all of CO Architects’ healthcare tasks in order that challenge objectives and outcomes will be tracked and measured to assist information future tasks and analysis initiatives.
By combining her ardour for analysis and evidence-based design with a concentrate on patient-centered options, Lebedowicz is driving significant design that can have an effect for years to return.