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Hi, I'm J. Davis Harte, PhD, WELL A.P.
trauma-informed
designer + advocate
centered on
design, environment, + wellbeing
 
•virtual work since 2012•

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  • Challenged by design problems that feel insurmountable?

  • Do you want beautiful, restorative AND safe places?

  • How does evidence inform design?

  • Are the people in your spaces considered vulnerable?

  • Curious about how design affects emotions, brains + bodies?

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Exemplar from Portland Homeless Family Solutions (a project I admire, but wasn't involved with):

How trauma informed design could transform homeless shelters | Brandi Tuck | TEDxMtHood

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I leverage my design knowledge + ethnographic skills to speak about, advise and design spaces for all people, 

especially those developing resilience from trauma.

I design for resilience, health + wellness. 

Architect's Perspective

From an architect’s perspective Davis has been wonderful to work with because she is personable and fully engaged in the interior design experience with the client and myself.  I have seen her go the extra mile to create beautiful and meaningful spaces for children because she understands that the right environment can help their growth into well-adjusted adults. From her academic background she brings an unmatched depth of knowledge on children’s environments, and as a mother she brings personal experience to her projects.  Davis Harte is my go-to interior designer whenever a project involves children. - Lori Stephens, Broadleaf Architecture

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