Derek Shepherd BA Hons BArch PGDip RIBA Director at P+HS Architects. Derek is a highly experienced healthcare designer and a great advocate of user interaction within the design process; in addition to his architectural qualifications, he holds a PG diploma in Participatory Design. Derek’s real passion lies in creating architecture that positively impacts on people’s health and wellbeing; creating inspiring, functional, safe environments that enable staff to deliver the very best service and where patients and carers feel welcome, calm and optimistic about their future. His experience and extraordinarily detailed understanding of the sector enables him to design from a service delivery perspective, in turn resulting in buildings that deliver on the aspirations of those who commission them. Derek has delivered in excess of £100m of healthcare projects for NHS Trusts over the years, most recently completing the award-winning Haven Court; an integrated care hub designed to support people living with the challenges of older age including dementia.