Lorissa MacAllister, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

For the past fifteen years, Lorissa MacAllister has blended her healthcare and architectural expertise to pioneer a unique approach to design in the healthcare industry and beyond. She has led operational assessments, performed sustainable operations integration, and created master plans for some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. As a founding member of the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC) initiative, Lorissa helped develop the global guidelines for GGHC. She became Michigan’s second LEED-certified architect. As a thought leader in her field, MacAllister serves on many national boards, working to standardize the process of creating environments for health. She also serves as researcher and healing spaces specialist at the Samueli Institute, working to develop evidence-based definitions and methods to create and support healing environments.

Lorissa is the founder of Enviah, an evidence-based consulting firm that uses a people-centered approach that is both multidimensional and multidisciplinary. Enviah creates environments where people thrive, and helps healthcare providers more effectively accomplish their mission. MacAllister works to integrate people, technology, systems, and space, ensuring that healthcare environments are driven by health and care.

MacAllister has a B.S. in medical social work from the University of Vermont and a MA in architecture from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in architecture with a concentration in Evidence-Based Design at Georgia Tech.

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