Why choose RAD? It’s simple. We know healthy environments and are experts in creating solutions that matter. We take an evidence-based approach to offer you a unique, but highly credible third-party perspective. And the diverse subject matter expertise of team members means we understand all the complexities of creating healthy built environments.
We are intentionally small. It allows us to be more thoughtful and more intentional while developing outstanding relationships with our clients. When you choose RAD you work with senior professionals who are both passionate and dedicated to your organization.
Evidence-based approach to design and organizational effectiveness
Dedicated senior talent with diverse subject matter expertise
On Demand when you need us
Independent, third-party validation
Easy integration with your existing team
Industry specialization within the healthcare, education, manufacturing and government sectors
RAD Consultants investigates how the built environment influences occupant and building performance, impacting operating expenses over time and creating solutions that matter. Using the best scientific evidence available, combined with our expertise and methods of investigation, documentation and execution, RAD Consultants identifies and develops best practices and guidelines for you to achieve your goals and measure success.
Dr. Debra Harris is an award-winning researcher and a leading authority on utilizing an evidence-based approach to facility design and organizational effectiveness.
She is internationally recognized for her research focused on user experience in building performance and occupant outcomes, especially related to health, productivity, safety and cost implications of the built environment. Her experience in strategic planning, programming and independent research identifies measurable outcomes to develop effective business solutions—solutions that truly matter.
She contributes to many organizations and is a Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University’s Center for Health Systems & Design. Debra holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University, with an emphasis on health systems planning and policy.
Debra is a prolific writer with a résumé that includes over 40 peer-reviewed and trade publications, books, and book chapters, and she has presented to thousands of industry professionals on issues significant to the quality of the indoor environment.
Her most recent published book is Design Details for Health: Making the Most of Design’s Healing Potential.
Below is a link to a few of the articles and abstracts authored by Dr. Debra Harris.
RAD Consultants consistently contributes time and expertise to several national organizations and efforts that support the provision of human health, safety and welfare within the built environment, and the importance of facility design supporting social, economic and environmental health.
The list below reflects examples of RAD Consultants’ current and past volunteer contributions: