What makes you Passionate about CAMA?
"I love the camaraderie we share that delivers thoughtful, evidence-based design environments where our clients and their guests can thrive and flourish. Each team member has a unique gift of inquisitiveness that adds a richness to our group brain."
Rosalyn Cama, President
FASID, NCIDQ, EDAC
Rosalyn has been a practicing interior designer for over 30 years and has worked on numerous projects throughout the United States. A fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), she served as ASID’s 24th President and has served as the chair of its Healthcare Specialty Network. She is Chair Emeritus of the board for The Center for Health Design. Rosalyn frequently writes and lectures on what she calls “Life Indoors,” which she sees as the intersection of health, the design of the built environment, and wellbeing.
She has received many design and service awards during her storied career, including an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the New York School of Interior Design in 2014, the ASID Designer of Distinction Award in 2012, and The Center for Health Design’s Russ Coile Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Rosalyn authored Evidence-Based Healthcare Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). In 2015, Rosalyn founded the CAMA Collection to co-create the"Healing Touch Collection" with IOA Healthcare Furniture. The collection, which focuses on patient and family engagement, has won many prestigious awards. The CAMA Bed Chair, the first in the collection, received a "Best of Year Award" from Interior Design Magazine in 2015 as well as the 2016 "Best of Competition" Nightingale Award.
If designed properly, a healthcare interior environment can foster healing, efficient task-performance and productivity, effective actions, and safe behavior. Written by Rosalyn Cama, FASID, this is the key book for interior designers and architects to learn the methodology for evidence-based design for healthcare facilities. Endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers, the guide clearly presents a four-step methodology that will achieve the desired outcome and showcases the best examples of evidence-based healthcare interiors. With worksheets that guide you through such practical tasks as completing an internal analysis of a client’s facility and collecting data, this book will inspire a transformation in healthcare design practice. Purchase our book.