Lynn is a Partner Emerita at DIALOG and was the national healthcare planning and design team leader for many years. She is a talented and seasoned design architect and healthcare specialist experienced with all types of construction projects. Over 35 years of healthcare design experience, Lynn has held key leadership roles on many projects, including the $1.2 billion Calgary Cancer Centre.
As someone passionate about the planning and design of healthcare facilities, she thrives on translating a shared team vision into a successful project. Committed to design excellence, Lynn’s work is based on an in-depth understanding of the client’s goals and project requirements. Her extensive experience shines in working directly with clients and users to create high-quality, efficient operational environments that exceed benchmarked standards for service excellence.
Lynn believes that creativity in healthcare design comes from a richness of project experience, knowledge of current evidence-based design research, and a consistent, focused drive. Her work combines these elements to create environments that respond to staff, patients, families, and community needs for healing and wellness, not just today but also into the future.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
My favorite DIALOG project is the Calgary Cancer Centre. This project is an outstanding example our DIALOG healthcare team in action. It involved healthcare principals and healthcare team members from all DIALOG studios and from all disciplines. It is our first major healthcare P3 project and a stunning example of creating a healthcare environment for hope as well as care and treatment.
What’s one ‘pro tip’ you live by?
Do the hard thing first. When you get into the office do the hard thing right away, whether it is calling on the phone or writing the letter or going and talking with a person. Get the things that bugs you out of the way so you spend the rest of the day putting all your energy into being creative and doing the best for your projects and people.
Where’s your happy place?
A sunny day up the Sunshine Coast, swimming in the ocean.
Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification
The Center for Health Design
Master of Architecture
University of Calgary
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
The University of British Columbia