The Centre for Conscious Design

Erin Peavey

Health & Well-being Design Leader, HKS Inc.

Host of the podcast, Shared Space

Co-lead of Built Environment Report, Foundation for Social Connection

Expert contributor, Psychology Today

Editorial board member, Health Environments Research & Design Journal

Industry Scholar, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Appointed Commissioner, City of Dallas – South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund Board

Past Research Chair & Board Member, Foundation for Health Environments Research (Previously AAHF)

Erin Peavey, AIA, is an architect, researcher, speaker, and Health & Well-being Design Leader at the global design firm, HKS. Erin’s passion for creating environments that support health, happiness, and well-being drives her evidence-based, user-centered approach to design. In her leadership role at HKS, she helps integrate research and practice to advance design for health, combat loneliness, and foster resilience across the globe. Erin is host of the podcast Shared Space, regular expert contributor to Psychology Today, and an editorial board member for the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Erin’s work on how architecture and design can combat loneliness and foster health and social interaction has been featured in TEDx, BBC, SXSW, Business Insider, Metropolis, Curbed, NPR-KERA, Architect Magazine, and Healthline, among others.

Erin was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate for excellence in architecture, and the AIA-AAH Arthur N. Tuttle Fellowship for her work on design for healthcare teamwork. She was named Best Under 40 in Architecture for Health by the American Institute for Architects (2015), 40 Under 40 by Building Design and Construction (2020), a Top Young Professional by Engineering News Record  for Texas Louisiana (2021), and National (2021), and a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine (2019).

Outside of work, Erin enjoys time with her husband and young daughter in their small craftsman home in Old East Dallas, Texas. She is an avid swimmer, NPR listener, and gardener, who recently discovered the joy of “yes, and” through local improv classes. Erin is always on the look out for good local coffee shops and real talk and wants to hear from you!

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