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Amie Shao

Principal, MASS Design Group

Amie Shao directs MASS Design Group’s research work, focusing on health infrastructure planning, design, and evaluation. She coordinated the production of National Health Infrastructure Standards for the Liberian Ministry of Health and has been involved in the design and evaluation of healthcare facilities in Haiti, Africa, and the United States. Amie has worked on projects with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, studying the spatial needs of children with Cerebral Palsy, and more recently with Ariadne Labs on the Impact of Design on Clinical Care in Childbirth.

In addition to guiding community engagement for MASS’s built projects, she has also managed a range of research initiatives funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, aimed at understanding the impact of the built environment on individual and community health, and creating tools to inform and guide designers, administrators, and policymakers.