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The Centre for Conscious Design

Connie Lin

Perkins & Will – Healthcare Fellow

Connie Lin, WELL AP LEED AP BD+C, EDAC is both an architect and a researcher. Connie holds a Master of Arts degree in Design and Health from Cornell University, a Neuroscience Applied to Architectural Design first level master’s degree from the Università Iuav di Venezia, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University. While attending architecture school, Connie was awarded the AIA Henry Adams first prize medal, the AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Student Award, the Wilson Award for Architectural Research first place, the ARCC/King/Bureau Prize for Excellence in Research, and the Michael Pearson Prize Bronze Medal.

As an architect, she has experience that encompasses all phases of the design and construction process across healthcare, educational, workplace, and institutional typologies. Connie is also a WELL certified, LEED certified, EDAC certified and has worked on projects in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Her professional experience has enabled her to understand interdisciplinary collaboration as well as the opportunities and limitations of the design industry. As a mentor, Connie has served as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and studio juror for Cornell University, University of Southern California, Drexel University, and CalPoly Pomona. With both a design background in conjunction with her research interests, her biggest area of strength lies within the spatial application of evidence-based design.

As a researcher, she also has extensive research experience working on empirical studies, publishing academic journal articles, and advocating for evidence-based design in the field. Connie’s research interests lie at the intersection of design and research. A core principle of her design philosophy is empathetic design. She has a deep-seated interest in environmental psychology, mental wellness, and biophilic design. She is an advocate for the integration of evidence-based design in the built environment with the aim of improving the quality of care and the human experience. She has also published several studies in academic journals, and presented at international and national conferences such as the International Venice Biennale, the Healthcare Design Conference, and the Environmental Design and Research Association.

As an avid biophilic, Connie enjoys spending time outdoors. She enjoys wheel throwing, surfing, hiking as well as searching for the best tacos in LA.

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