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2019 Student Design Competition Jury


Edwin Beltran

Edwin A. Beltran, FIIDA, Assoc. AIA 
Design Principal 

As a design leader at NBBJ’s interior architecture and design practice, Edwin Beltran has led some of the firm’s most notable and award-winning healthcare interiors. Influenced by his training as an architect and keen eye for interior design, Beltran's approach to design translates client goals into comprehensive, conceptual frameworks in which form, function, space, light, color, materials, and human experience are thoughtfully choreographed to embody the unique “ethos” of each institution.

In his more than 20 years of design experience, Beltran has worked on large mixed-use buildings and institutional campuses, as well as commercial and hospitality interiors. His design work has been recognized with multiple AIA Honor awards and featured in national and international publications such as Architectural Record, Interior Design magazine, Contract , Metropolis, Healthcare Design Magazine, and Fast Company.

Beltran has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture.


Amy Mays

Amy Mays, IIDA
Interior Design Practice Leader

Amy Mays leads the New York interior design studio of HDR with a focus on the healthcare field.

Her collaborative style and strong leadership skills, cultivated during a 20-year career, help Mays guide design teams to deliver thoughtful results to clients, many of whom are the leading healthcare organizations in the nation. Mays appreciates the opporutnity to know clients and understand their needs—and especially enjoys working with them to uncover needs they didn’t realize. Identifying those needs and providing design alternatives that go above and beyond what they ever imagined is what she loves most about what she does.

Mays serves as president-elect of the IIDA New York Chapter and co-chair of the Healthcare Forum, one of 13 focused forums within IIDA. She is one of the association’s strongest champions, advocating for its incredible network of design professionals and a platform for professional growth, mentoring, and collaboration. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and she is a frequent speaker on many healthcare design topics.


Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas
National Accounts Director
OFS and Carolina

Natalie Thomas is a national accounts director—healthcare for OFS and Carolina. Her experience is educating and promoting full-facility solutions to health systems and interior designers. She is involved in the planning, design, and furnishing of several large healthcare facilities and understands the importance of how design supports the healing process for caregivers, patients, and families.