Doreen Gregory, ASID healthcare interior design and space planner, embraces Universal Design principles that meet and exceed the ADA standards for persons taking advantage of social community centers. In fact, these principles are even present in the shops and kiosks that display choices of entertainment and food venues. Her Universal Design concepts in the residential environment have been seen in several publications, including the Home Depot Home Improvement Planning Guide by Meredith Books.

Beyond Consultant Designer and Space Planner, Doreen is also President of Doreen Gregory and Associates, Inc. and D and V Midwest Design, Inc. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a dual major in Interior Design and Art. Doreen is a professional member of ASID, American Society of Interior Design, and has served as the President of the Missouri West/Kansas Chapter. She has also been an advisory speaker for Interior Design students at several universities, including the University of Illinois and Kansas State University.

Doreen has designed over 300 properties ranging from healthcare facilities to law firms. Along with her work in Universal Design, she also specializes in traffic flow and community meeting venues for full enjoyment of living in a neighborhood atmosphere.

Doreen Gregory, ASID is a Licensed Registered Interior Designer In the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Doreen Gregory, ASID

Doreen has specialized in designing for community living for 32 years. Her emphasis lies on creating atmospheres that appeal to a variety of family cultures. By offering choices in dining, entertainment, and retail spaces, she creates a sense of community, and has won many awards for these innovative designs.

"Cultural Change" for healthcare interiors that embraces "Neighborhoods" is the design approach Doreen Gregory, ASID specializes. Through many observations of healthcare residents, families, nurses and doctors, Doreen Gregory, ASID, has taken note of the need for a "Cultural Change" in designing for healthcare facilities. In the last 32 years, Doreen has been dedicated to creating a "Neighborhood" atmosphere that will appeal to all families, young and old. Creating a change from the clinical setting to a more community-oriented "neighborhood" allows all those involved to have choices, not only in their care, but even in places to meet, visit, eat, and be entertained.

Doreen's dedication to "Cultural Change," is not going unnoticed. Her winning entry in the 2007 ASID Design Competition was a "News Stand," or information center for local and national news. This "News Stand," (shown on the website) contains a rack with selections of the current month's magazines, cubbies with several daily newspapers, and a dry erase wall covering that lists daily activities and programs. This information center offers residents, patients, and their friends and family an opportunity to stay in touch with their "neighborhood," and provides them with excitement as they see the many opportunities they have. "Cultural Change" takes the clinical approach out of the healthcare atmosphere. "This is why I design; to offer choices," says Doreen.

An educated, registered designer, holding a degree from Southern Illinois University, she is currently a professional member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers. While serving as President of the Missouri West/Kansas Chapter of ASID, Doreen was also an avid speaker and design contributor for "Universal Design." She is also the President of Doreen Gregory and Associates, Inc. and D & V Midwest Design, Inc. located in Overland Park, KS.