Rebecca Lewis has been selected to serve on the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Advisory Group. As a board member, she will lead the Communication Committee, focused on training young professionals to become future leaders in the healthcare architectural profession. She also serves on the AIA/AAH Summer Leadership Summit conference committee which will be held in Chicago in July.
The mission of the Academy of Architecture for Health is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others who share these priorities.
Lewis serves the Facility Guidelines Institute and the Healthcare Guidelines Revision Committee as a highly experienced healthcare architect and recognized thought leader in clinic, small hospitals and ambulatory care design. With Rebecca’s knowledge and passion for reasonable healthcare design codes and standards she is the official and respected voice for the AIA/AAH in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Guidelines. Her approach to the development of guidelines emphasizes evidence based requirements that encourage creative design while maintaining flexibility and cost effective options for the healthcare architect.