Bettisworth North Designer Certified for Healthcare Interiors
Tiffany Coffman, a senior interior designer with Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, received the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) designation after passing a rigorous examination administered by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID).
Securing this credential signifies that Coffman meets standards for education, experience, and training. The CHID examination requires participants to demonstrate a variety of core competencies affecting the acute care, ambulatory care, and residential healthcare interior environments. CHID distinguishes healthcare interior designers from other architects, designers, and decorators.
Coffman holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Colorado State University and has worked in interior design for ten years. Her portfolio includes the Child Development Center for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; the Native Village of Unalakleet’s Ikayuqti, an elders assisted living facility; Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Wellness and Training Center; and many other healthcare facilities across Alaska.
The CHID certificate is the highest designation for a healthcare interior design professional and is sought by many healthcare organizations when choosing an interior designer. AAHID is the professional body that identifies those designers uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of the healthcare interior design industry.
Coffman’s decision to obtain CHID certification was influenced by two things: 1) the limited healthcare options she discovered when her grandmother required skilled care and 2) a belief in her responsibility as a designer to address the health, safety, and welfare of others.
Roy Rountree, president of Bettisworth North, says, “We are beyond proud to have Tiffany’s skills and passion for healthcare interior design recognized by her CHID certification. Tiffany’s achievement underscores the firm’s commitment to ensuring our clients have access to highly qualified interior designers who are personally invested in creating solutions that meet unique, individual user needs.”
Architecture & Engineering Special Section + Small Business
In the February 2024 issue of Alaska Business, we engineered a special section that inspects the many ways architecture and engineering enrich our lives, from creating beautiful and functional spaces to crafting functional and safe transportation corridors. In addition to the built world in which we live, this issue celebrates small businesses and the many functions they provide, whether they're developing tools in the healthcare industry or opening new dining locations.