Tammy Thompson, NCARB, CLC, EDAC
July 2012: “Lactation Design: A Creative Approach to Breastfeeding Support by Allied Professions,” ROSE Breastfeeding Summit, panelist
June 2012: “Lactation Room Design Solutions,” Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting, presenter
Nov. 2011: “Patient Empowerment”
"The Challenges of Extended Postpartum Recovery for
NICU Mothers: A proposed architectural solution," published in AIA Academy Journal.
Coauthor: LaShawna Heflin, RN
Issue 17 - Hospital/College Studio Collaboration
Issue 12 - Design Impact on Breastfeeding Rates
Issue 11 - Design Solutions for “Always Events”
Issue 10 - Design with Compassion
Issue 09 - For Patients: Our Central Focus
Issue 08 - Health Facility Design: Career or Calling?
Issue 07 - Electronic Charting: A step forward?
Issue 06 - First-Hand Experience Drives Innovation
Issue 05 - Patients Suffering in Pain
Issue 04 - Changes Where They are Needed Most
Issue 02 - The Joint Commission: A Valuable
Resource for Patients
Issue 01 - Volunteer Work: Gain invaluable
experience while giving back
Profession: Health Facility Design
Professional License: Architecture
Certifications/Association: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Certified Lactation Counselor
Executive Leadership Certificate, Cornell University
Master of Architecture, Savannah College of Art & Design
BS Architecture, Ga Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Certificate in Language, Business & Technology (LBAT)
Tammy S. Thompson is a registered architect with diverse experience in design and construction management. She co-chartered the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) of Georgia. After establishing this chapter, she continues to serve Georgia’s healthcare design community as a co-chair and a member of the executive committee.
Tammy is the president and founder of the Institute
for Patient-Centered Design, Inc. (
In 2015, Tammy joined the faculty at the Savannah College of Art & Design as a professor of architecture. She has taught multiple health facility design studios and served as an ambassador for patient-focused design. Tammy is proud to serve as a leader and educator in the specialty of health facility design.