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Janet Dugan, AIA, LEED AP

Janet Dugan designs environments that support and enable wellness. With more than 20 years of experience designing for healthcare, she sees architecture as a tool that empowers patients, energizes care teams and enhances the financial health of the modern medical center.

Janet’s projects have won awards from Modern Healthcare, Contract Magazine, the Healthcare Facilities Symposium, the International Interior Design Association and the American Institute of Architects. She has published numerous articles in publications including Healthcare Design Magazine, Architecture Week, and the Journal of Neonatal Networking.


Healthcare Design 19, "Feedback that Feeds Forward: A Case Study in Post-Occupancy Evaluation at UMC New Orleans," November 2019

Board Retreat for Columbia Memorial Hospital, "Resilience and Innovation: Choosing your Response to a Changing Future," October 2019

Clemson School of Nursing Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design, "The View from my Chair: Improving Care Firsthand," August 2019

Healthcare Design 18, "The View from my Chair: Improving Care Firsthand," November 2018

Puget Sound Business Journal Healthcare of the Future Seminar, "Healthcare of the Future," March 2016

Healthcare Design 15, "Rising from the Flood: The New University Medical Center in New Orleans," November 2015

Planetree International Conference, "The Triune Brain: Tapping Your Inner Lizard to Create a Better Patient Experience," October 2014

Healthcare Design 13, "The Ambulatory Care Mission: One Small Step for a Patient, One Giant Leap for Providers.” ," November 2013

Healthcare Design 12, "Leaning Out the Architectural Process in Healthcare," November 2012

National Congress, American College of Healthcare Executives, "Hurricanes, Hospitals, and All that Jazz: Rebuilding Healthcare in New Orleans After Katrina,” March 2011

National Congress, American College of Healthcare Executives, "Emerging Designs: Planning a Free-Standing ED," March 2009

Design-Build Institute of America Healthcare Conference, "Emerging Designs for Emergent Care: how fast-track design can be the mother of innovation," November 2007

Healthcare Design 07, "Healing Environments: Not Just for Patients Anymore," November 2007

IFMA Healthcare Council -- Panelist, "High Performance Hospitals and Medical Research Facilities," September 2007

Healthcare Design 06, "Executive Health Services: Not Just Another Pretty Place," November 2006

Healthcare Design 06, "Emerging Designs for Emergent Care," November 2006

Healthcare Design 05, "Wellness as a Business Strategy," November 2005

Forum for Consumer Based Marketing Strategies,"Staging the Wellness Experience: the Many Settings of Satisfaction," April 2003

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, "Designing a Special-Care Nursery that Embraces Infant-Centered Care," May 2000