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Anderson Receives Herman Miller Scholarship

Kerry Anderson, Architect at Bergland + Cram in Mason City will be traveling to a widely attended healthcare conference in Orlando, FL this weekend thanks to the Herman Miller Healthcare Scholars Program in partnership with the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.

Herman Miller Healthcare sponsors individuals to attend the conference of over 3600 participants each year. This year, Anderson was one of 7 selected. The scholarship includes registration to the conference as well as reimbursement of other expenses.

Kerry’s interest in Healthcare design sparked during a studio program at North Dakota State University where she designed a water research laboratory and later designed a cancer treatment center as her thesis project.

“The technical application of design skills was exactly what drew me to that particular studio.” said Anderson. “I fell in love with the marriage between highly technical requirements and the human experience.”

The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference provides more than 100 educational sessions with the latest strategies, research, and trends in the healthcare design industry and is organized to provide comprehensive content with inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, and networking. An exhibit hall is available for attendees to view the newest innovations in healthcare design products.

“While attending the conference will certainly be a springboard for developing my own knowledge base and design philosophies around healthcare, I am even more excited about the information I can bring back to share with my design firm and my community,” she said.

“Mason City’s healthcare network serves a wide area of patients in North Central Iowa, and I believe it is important for those patients to be given the same consideration in care and design that is afforded to larger population centers,” explains Anderson. The conference runs November 11-14.