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Feb 14, 2019

Join in this refreshing conversation with Tiana Lemons, Senior Associate, Healthcare Studio Leader for architectural firm Orcutt | Winslow’s Nashville office.

For the past 25 years, Tiana has given her talent to designing healthcare facilities across the country. Both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations have benefited from her keen eye and design sensibilities, including HCA, The Healthcare Corporation of America, and Regional Care.

My favorite part of this conversation was how Tiana brought me into her world of healthcare design, how she stays organized on big projects and how she combines her vision for a project with the vision of her strategic partners--developers and architects alike.

Detail-oriented and highly organized, Tiana is an interior designer with business know-how. She has a positive, creative, and innovative approach to design. She presents a strong visual style with a high level of design ability, experience, professionalism, and the capacity to manage multiple projects.

Tiana is also a leader within her profession. A member of IIDA since 1991, she has served on the IIDA TN Chapter board for the past 5 years and continues to serve in an advisory role to the board. She has also volunteered as a liaison for IIDA headquarters to the ASHE board of directors. At the 2016 ASHE Conference (in Denver), she presented alongside other design professionals for the “Design Trends to Support Patient Center Design.” She continues to mentor young professionals and leads by example.

Presented alongside other design professionals at the 2016 ASHE Conference on the topic of “Design Trends to Support Patient Center Design”

Most likely to be found at a Keith Urban concert—she saw him live seven times in one year. Does that make her a super fan? Yes.

Tiana has got a heart of gold. She volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations and is always the first to lend a hand. To get directly in touch with Tiana, email her at or visit To download the paper “Journey on a Gurney” visit this link:

Thank you to our industry partner The Center For Health Design! You can learn more about the incredible research, advocacy, and education work The Center For Health Design is doing at, and you can gain access to an amazing, prolific collection of healthcare design resources by becoming a Center For Health Design affiliate.

Thank you to The American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers for their support of this show! Find out more about their certification program at

In this episode you will learn:

  • How consumers now have a choice when it comes to how they want to spend their money on healthcare and how designers are listening.
  • How Tiana stays organized on the biggest hospital projects is a lot simpler than you think.
  • How the hospitality industry is playing a larger role in influencing hospital design decisions.
  • The best advice for healthcare interior designers just starting out.
  • Why carpet in the hallways of a busy outpatient office is a bad idea.
  • How to listen, educate and make compromises within your design team.
  • What listening to your clients actually means.
  • Why healthcare design is heart-centered work.
  • How evidence-based art is an important way to connect the community with the hospital.
  • How to design a healthcare space using planned obsolescence —selecting materials that last a certain amount of time combined with materials that will stand the test of time.
  • How to make the best design decisions within a budget.


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