Hord Coplan Macht’s Timothy Barnhill Earns Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification
Hord Coplan Macht, a leading multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm, is pleased to announce that Tim Barnhill has recently earned his Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from The Center for Health Design. EDAC was developed to educate architects about healthcare design decisions based on credible research evidence.
Barnhill is a principal in the healthcare studio at Hord Coplan Macht. With over fifteen years of architectural experience, he has spent a large portion of his career focusing on project development and assisting healthcare and corporate clients with space planning and design. Barnhill’s experience includes master planning and the design of complex healthcare and corporate facilities. Recent projects include Levindale Geriatric Hospital – the Households at Levindale, and the Renewal and Infrastructure upgrades at the Shock Trauma Center located at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification is a program that has established new standards for individuals using an evidence-based design process for healthcare building projects. An EDAC-certified individual can help make design decisions and recommendations based upon the best available research information. Using this process has been proven to produce measurable improvements in healthcare facility clinical outcomes, economic performance, productivity, customer satisfaction and cultural measures, among others.
Barnhill’s accreditation is one of the many ways Hord Coplan Macht provides clients with future-focused and expert-led services. Barnhill is one of only a dozen EDAC-certified professionals in the State of Maryland.
About The Center for Health Design
The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.healthdesign.org.