Futures Council Chair
Deb Sheehan, DBIA, ACHE, LEED AP, EDAC
Healthcare Market Strategy Leader, DPR Construction
In a career spanning three decades, Deb has been honored for her evidence-based project delivery approach. Honing a background in business management, design, engineering and construction, Deb champions short and long-term strategies that shape industry trends and anticipate next-generation solutions. As a project executive, Deb has overseen the delivery of more than $9.5 billion of investments in design solutions for the built environment. Regarded for her ability to activate organizational change, Deb has advanced financial value and operational performance as key drivers of real estate solutions. Whether advising global clients such as the Turkish Ministry of Health or the Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security on innovations in building design and project delivery, Deb seeks to be a change agent within the building industry.
Her success in partnering with clients around the world has made her a sought-after industry expert. She has garnered recognition and had her work published by organizations such as Building Design & Construction, ACE Building Summit, Building Innovation Summit, Advisory Board, Health Facility Management, Joint Commission International, Sg2, and the World Health Congress.
Most recently, case studies of her work have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Modern Healthcare, Building Design & Construction and Healthcare Design. She is a contributing author to publications such as Modern Healthcare Magazine, American Business Journal and Becker’s Hospital Review, the National Building Sciences Institute, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She has taught at numerous industry forums, including Joint Commission International, the ACHE, ASHE and the Strategic Research Institute.
Deb is a past recipient of Building Design & Construction’s inaugural 40-und-40 program and the Healthcare Design Top Twenty Making a Difference in Healthcare. She is a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an Executive Committee Member of the Design-Build Institute of America National Board of Directors. She holds a degree from Miami University (1989) and is an Honors recipient of the University of Wisconsin Business Management Program (1993) and Harvard Graduate School of Design (1994). Additionally, she maintains DBIA Certification and registration as a USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional and Evidence-Based Design Accreditation (EDAC).