Main focus: Healthcare Design
Languages: English, German, Spanish
City: Madrid - Salzburg
Topics: architecture, birth culture, birth environments, design for dignity, evidence based design, hospital arquitecture, healthcare design, maternity, arquitectura hospitalaria
Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview
Willing to travel for an event.
Willing to talk for nonprofit.
Joining profession and passion, I have been dedicating my work on Healthcare design, improving all type of hospital areas. I love to share my experience as an architect and consultant not only on design and built projects, but also on research and other type of collaborations, always taking in mind a global perspective of the present situation.
Dipl. Ing. MA Angela E. Müller
I am a founder and work as a partner at Parra-Müller Arquitectura de Maternidades, a Madrid based practice founded together with Marta Parra Casado in 2008.
We both met in the Spanish activist group “El Parto es Nuestro” (Birth is ours), where we participated as users and experts in the Spanish Ministry of Health, updating new national guidelines and clinical protocols for a healthier, safer and more respectful childbirth attention. After evaluating Spanish maternity wards for the Ministry, we started our architecture practice dedicated fully on healthcare design and have been working since then on improving hospital maternity wards all over Spain, at the same time as we participate in creating complementary structures such as free-standing birthcenters or midwife led units.
Our work is based on our belief that only by combining evidence based design and evidence based childbirth attention, it is possible to achieve optimized health results. Architecture and design are not only a “third caregiver”, but can also be a driving force of change. Besides from maternity wards and neonatal units, we also design other hospital areas, such as oncology departments, new environments for mental health patients, etc.
We focus on process-based design and the human scale in hospitals as complex structures, integrating all possible users.
We have participated as (key note) speakers in different kind of settings and events (Architecture and Engineering, Midwifery, Health Managnment, etc.) all around Europe and abroad (eg Africa Health Symposium).