Tammy Thompson is a registered architect and medical planner with diverse experience in design and construction management. She co-chartered the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) of Georgia. After establishing this chapter as a co-chair, she continues to serve Georgia’s healthcare design community as a member of the executive committee.
As the president and founder the Institute, her goal is to give patients a voice in the design of health environments. Personal experience as a patient fuels her advocacy for compassionate healthcare design. Through collaborative efforts with patients, clinicians and designers, she offers innovative solutions to current challenges within health facilities. She has authored and coauthored numerous articles on patient-centered design subjects. As Director of “The Patient Experience Simulation Lab,” Tammy has been recognized nationally for educating designers and hospital stakeholders on key design strategies that enable patients control over the inpatient room environment. In 2013, she was named Healthcare Design Magazine’s first “HCD 10 Association/Foundation Executive, and she was honored with Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Under 40 distinction. Tammy is proud to serve as a patient advocate at the design table.