Vice President | HKS
Erin K. Peavey
AIA, WELL AP, EDAC, LSSYB, LEED AP BD+C
Erin is on a mission to cultivate health, well-being, and belonging through design. She is a vice president, licensed architect, and researcher at 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’s research has been published in international scientific journals and industry publications across the globe, including Fast Company, Metropolis, Environment & Behavior, Health Environments Research and Design, and The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. Erin was named a Best Under 40 in Architecture for Health by the American Institute for Architects, and a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine.
She is active in giving back to the design for health community as a speaker, mentor, teacher and board member, and was adjunct faculty at The Pratt Institute, and New York School of Interior Design, where she still serves on the Advisory Board. She is a Cornell Institute for Health Future’s industry scholar, and serves as an advisor for the WELL building standard. She was recently appointed as a board member of the City of Dallas, South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund. Board She served as trustee and research chair for the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation for close to a decade. Her research has been published in international scientific journals and industry publications, including Fast Company, Psychology Today, Environment & Behavior, Health Environments Research & Design, Journal of Nursing Administration and The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. 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 (2021), and a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine (2019).