July 25, 2012

Company's Healthcare Division Provides Intern Architects Opportunity to Transform Tomorrow's Healing Environments

Committed to transforming the way people think, work and heal, Herman Miller Healthcare, a division of Herman Miller, Inc., is fostering talented professionals through its Herman Miller Scholarship Program for Intern Architects in Healthcare to advance the future of healthcare design.

Through this initiative, which has supported more than 100 promising professionals since its inception in 1998, the Company will sponsor eight individuals with architectural internships to attend HealthcareDesign12, the Center for Health Design’s and AIA Academy of Architecture for Health’s
industry-leading annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, November 3-6.   

"Herman Miller Healthcare has more than 40 years of industry experience, driven by our research-based, problem-solving approach to meet the needs of the people who heal and work in healthcare facilities,” said newly appointed Herman Miller Healthcare President Louise McDonald. “By providing emerging healthcare architectural leaders with the chance to see industry trends, challenges and solutions firsthand at HealthcareDesign12, we hope to help this elite group embrace that approach and the power it has to transform healthcare spaces into better places for patients, families and caregivers."

Recipients for the Herman Miller Scholarship Program for Intern Architects in Healthcare, who are awarded up to $1500 for registration fees, air travel and hotel room costs to attend HealthcareDesign12, are selected by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health based on the following credentials:

  • 300- to 400-word essay that describes their interest and experience in healthcare architecture as well as how they plan on using what is learned at the conference in the future
  • Resume that showcases previous industry experience
  • Recommendation letter from a current principal at their firm

To qualify, candidates must have a minimum of one year, maximum six years' work experience as intern architects as of October 1, 2012, 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. Candidates must also have the education or experience that will ensure eligibility for licensing in the U.S. within three years. Newly licensed architects who meet the one to six years’ work experience requirement are entitled to apply. Past Herman Miller Scholars and AIA/Academy Scholarship or Fellowship recipients are not eligible.

All entries must be received by Monday, August 20, 2012, with recipients announced in September. For complete rules and entry forms, visit www.aia.org/practicing/groups/AIAS077073.

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 Pebble Partner with the Center for Health Design; and an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design.