Herman Miller Healthcare Helps Emerging Architects Build Future

August 04, 2011

Company Scholarship Program Provides Intern Architects Holistic Healthcare Design Insight

In its ongoing commitment to the advancement of healthcare design, Herman Miller Healthcare, a division of Herman Miller, Inc., will recognize promising professionals as part of its Herman Miller Scholarship Program for Intern Architects in Healthcare.

Through this program, the Company will sponsor eight individuals with architectural internships to attend HealthcareDesign11, the Center for Health Design's and AIA Academy of Architecture for Health's industry-leading annual conference held in Nashville, November 13-16.

"At Herman Miller Healthcare, an evidence-based philosophy is at the heart of all the healthcare solutions we design. Our healthcare solutions are designed to meet industry challenges, integrate with technology, and incorporate the flexibility necessary to support the frequent and rapid changes in healthcare facilities," said Herman Miller Healthcare President Beth Nickels. "We hope emerging architects will embrace a similar philosophy and sense of responsibility within their design careers, and believe HealthcareDesign11 will offer recipients great insight on the steps needed to achieve a progressive, holistic healing environment."

The Herman Miller Scholarship Program for Intern Architects in Healthcare is part of Herman Miller's continuing commitment to excellence in healthcare architecture and support of young architects. Recipients are selected by the Academy of Architecture for Health based on their previous professional experience, a 400-word essay that describes their interest and experience in healthcare architecture and a recommendation letter from a current principal at their firm. Additional eligibility requirements include a minimum of one year, maximum six years' work experience as intern architects, with one year of experience under the supervision of an architect working on healthcare projects or one year of work experience in a healthcare facility. Past Herman Miller Scholars and AIA/Academy Scholarship or Fellowship recipients are not eligible. Each selected intern architect receives up to $1,500 to cover registration fees, air travel and hotel room costs. Recipients will be announced in September 2011.

About Herman Miller's Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff bring over 40 years of experience and a deep understanding of healthcare environments to help clients think strategically about their space—beyond furniture. They leverage this rich insight and an unparalleled product offering to create adaptive environments across the care continuum that are better for patients and smarter for business. Through a network of clinical strategists, clinical designers, and sales professionals, the companies provide research-based, problem-solving solutions to improve working and healing environments. Herman Miller is a charter member of the Health Facility Institute; a Research Partner with the Center for Health Design; and an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design.