Mark Vaughan
“Design decisions based on increasingly better information is what clients should expect from their architect and interior designer.”
Mark Vaughan
AIA, ACHA
Senior Principal, Senior Medical Planner 
Evidence-based design research at WHR (photo by Drew Donovan)

Evidence-Based Design

WHR is an acknowledged leader in Evidence-Based Design. We literally wrote the book on it – “Evidence-Based Design for Multiple Building Types” by WHR’s Chairman and Founder David Watkins and former Senior Principal D. Kirk Hamilton. We define it in the following manner:

"Evidence-based design is a process for the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence from research and practice in making critical decisions, together with an informed client, about the design of each individual and unique project."

D. Kirk Hamilton, 2003

For us, design decisions based on increasingly better information is what clients should expect from their architect and interior designer.