Full Name
Shiva Mendez CCHP
Job Title
HOK Architects
Speaker Bio
Ms. Shiva Mendez has more than 30 years of experience in the medical and mental health planning and programming. In addition to community healthcare settings, she brings a specific understanding of correctional healthcare and mental health and is one of a handful of design professionals who have received CCHP certification. She strives to incorporate empathy, collaboration, and humanity in the design of each facility. With her training as an interior designer and interest in evidence-based research, she prioritizes efficiency and flexibility, while optimizing flow and user interaction with the physical environment. Her recent experience includes the CDCR mental health crisis prototype, San Mateo County Maple Street Correctional Center, Contra Costa Competency Unit Renovations, Utah State Correctional Facility, and Southern Nevada Forensic Facility. Ms. Mendez is passionate about integration of function and design and is a natural collaborator with the integrated design team as well as the users, facility operators, and leaders. She's able to leverage her extensive experience and bring best practice examples from a variety of project types to inform each challenge.
Shiva Mendez