Healthcare Design is pleased to bring you our 2nd annual Corporate Profiles edition. While we continue throughout the year to bring you the latest in groundbreaking facility design across the world, these profiles highlight the architects, designers, and construction firms creating these works.

We’ve asked firms to describe themselves and how they perceive their missions in refashioning the healthcare facility concept. Following are profiles from 39 companies offering an array of services to the healthcare industry. We hope you enjoy reading more about the work they are doing and their visions for the future.


Established: 1972

Staff: 191

Locations: Pittsburgh, PA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Naples, FL

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Centers, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Medical Office Buildings, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Women’s and Children Care

Services: Architecture, Construction, Consulting, Design Build, Engineering, Fathom, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Pre-Design Research with a Subsidiary Firm, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC [Pittsburgh, PA] June 2009 UPMC/ISMETT Palermo Transplant Hospital [Palermo, Sicily] March 2004

Magee-Womens Hospital—Research Institute Expansion [Pittsburgh, PA] September 2007

VA Pittsburgh CARES Consolidation [Pittsburgh, PA] September 2010

UPMC West/South—Regional Ambulatory Care Centers [Moon Township, PA; Bethel Park, PA] December 1998; January 1997

Contact Information: Timothy L. Powers, AIA

227 Fort Pitt Bl.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Ph. (412) 765-1700

Fax: (412) 765-1711



Founded in 1972, Astorino is an award-winning, full-service company pro-viding complete architecture, engineering, interior design, and design/build services headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Astorino offers a diverse and award-winning portfolio consisting of more than 1,000 design projects, nationally and internationally, which total more than $2.4 billion in volume. An overarching goal of our organization is the application of sustainable design principles to all of our projects. This integrated design approach allows us to provide high-quality, high-performance buildings for our healthcare clients.

Astorino also offers the healthcare community a unique process that shapes and enhances the healing experience for both patients and staff. We uncover the underlying physical, physiological, and psychological aspects that affect the healing process. fathom, a subsidiary of Astorino, offers a patented process that incorporates groundbreaking research technique to elicit the deepest thoughts and feelings of all user groups and translates that information into meaningful design. Our design approach incorporates the thoughts and feelings of patients and their families, the workflow and insights of medical staff, and the cost controls of administration.
UPMC south hills, bethel park, pa

Photo by Ed Massery

UPMC South Hills, Bethel Park, PA

UPMC west, moon township, pa

Photo by Ed Massery

UPMC West, Moon Township, PA

Children's hospital of pittsburgh of upmc, pittsburgh, pa

Photo by Dennis Marsico

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

What is your involvement now with green design and how do you see it changing over the next 10 years?

Astorino boasts more than 4.5 million square feet of sustainable building projects, almost half of which are in the healthcare sector. Ten years from now, we anticipate that “going green” will be a matter of course rather than the exception to the rule, such that all design, building, and manufacturing processes produce high-quality, environmentally responsible, and healthy products.

BSA LifeStructures

Established: 1975

Staff: 350

Locations: Chicago and Indianapolis

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cardiology, Education/Research, Emergency, Laboratories, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Medical Office Buildings, Oncology, Orthopedics, Outpatient Care, Research Facilities, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Women’s and Children’s

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Construction Administration, Consulting, Engineering, Facility Management, Facility Master Planning, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Operational Planning, Strategic Planning, Technology and Equipment Planning

Five Projects of Note: Columbus Regional Hospital Private Patient Room and ED Pavilion [Columbus, IN] Fall 2010

WakeMed Cary Hospital Inpatient Addition [Cary, NC] Spring 2008 Fairbanks Hall—The IU-Clarian Education and Resource Center [Indianapolis, IN] Summer 2008

Memorial Hospital of South Bend North Pavilion [South Bend, IN] Spring 2010

Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Replacement for St. Mary’s

Good Samaritan, Incorporated [Mount Vernon, IL] Fall 2010

Contact Information: Shawn Mulholland

9365 Counselors Row

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Ph. (317) 819-7878 Fax: (317) 819-7288



Through shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration between leading architects, engineers, technology planners, and interior designers, BSA LifeStructures provides holistic healthcare design services. From stand-alone clinics and outpatient treatment centers, to master-planned campuses and replacement hospitals, the firm’s facilities, by their very design, accelerate diagnosis, facilitate care-team communication, inspire hope, and promote healing.

Integrating best practices developed over hundreds of healthcare projects, our hospitals are intuitive and adaptable. Caregivers welcome the thoughtful consideration given to nursing unit and patient tower design, knowing that the building has been designed to make their work easier and more effective. From noise-reducing flooring and finishes, to same-handed room layout, to cabinetry strategically placed to fight the spread of infection, the facilities themselves support the healing happening inside. BSA LifeStructures calls this Human Potential Design.

Using trademarked LifeStructures Metrics, the impact of the design is measured in Operational Performance Gains—improved patient safety, increased caregiver retention, and improved patient satisfaction. Because today, it’s not enough for a healthcare designer to understand design. It’s our charge to understand our clients’ missions and business plans, too.
The hansen center, margaret mary community hospital, batesville, in

Photo by Jeff Millies © Hedrich Blessing. Courtesy of BSA LifeStructures

The Hansen Center, Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, IN

Clarian pathology laboratory, clarian health, indianapolis

Photo by John Fleck Photography. Courtesy of BSA LifeStructures

Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Clarian Health, Indianapolis

Lakeland regional medical center inpatient addition (conceptual patient room), lakeland healthcare, st. joseph, mi. harold lee miller, photographer. courtesy of bsa lifestructures and maregatti interiors

Lakeland Regional Medical Center Inpatient Addition (conceptual patient room), Lakeland HealthCare, St. Joseph, MI. Harold Lee Miller, photographer. Courtesy of BSA LifeStructures and Maregatti Interiors


Established: 1917

Staff: 6,553

Locations: Omaha; Alexandria, VA; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Pasadena, CA; Phoenix; St. Paul, MN; Tampa

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Centers, Children’s Hospitals, Education/Research, Emergency/Trauma Centers

Services: Architecture, Construction, Consulting, Design-Build, Engineering, Equipment Planning, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, IT, Landscape Design, Security, Signage, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note: American Family Children’s Hospital [Madison, WI] September 2007

Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr., Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute [Tampa, FL] September 2007

Metro Health Hospital [Wyoming, MI] September 2007

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital [Fort Belvoir, VA] Project in Progress

St. Mary’s Health System, New Emory Road Hospital [Knoxville, TN] August 2007

Contact Information: Douglas S. Wignall, AIA, NCARB

8404 Indian Hills Dr.

Omaha, NE 68114

Ph. (402) 399-1049 Fax: (402) 399-1282



HDR is an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm that excels at complex projects and solving challenges for clients. More than 6,550 professionals—including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners, and construction managers, in more than 155 locations worldwide—pool their strengths to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms.

HDR is consistently recognized as one of the top healthcare designers in the country. Our team embraces an integrated approach to create facilities that support a healing, sensitive environment for patients, their families, physicians, and staff. HDR brings innovative concepts to decision makers at health systems, hospitals, and medical centers nationwide.
Metro health hospital, wyoming, mi

Jeffrey Jacobs ©2007 Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, MI

American family children's hospital, madison, wi

Mark Ballogg ©2007 Ballogg Photography, Inc., Chicago

American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI

Johnnie b. byrd, sr, alzheimer's center & research institute, tampa, fl

Dave Moore ©2007 Dave Moore Photo

Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr, Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL

Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum

Established: 1955

Staff: 1,632

Locations: Atlanta; Chicago; Houston; London, England; Los Angeles; New York; St. Louis; San Francisco; Tampa; Toronto

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care, Medical Office Buildings, Senior Housing

Services: Architecture, Conservation, Consulting, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note: The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula [Monterey, CA] 2007

Baylor College of Medicine [Houston, TX] 2010

Harlem Hospital Center [New York, NY] 2010

The Ohio State University Medical Center [Columbus, OH] 2011

Progress West Healthcare Center [O’Fallon, MO] 2006

Contact Information: Chuck Siconolfi

620 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10011

Ph. (212) 741-1200 Fax: (212) 633-1163



Contributing to the care of humankind, to the efficient allocation of society’s resources, and to the quality of the built environment, HOK is working with academic medical centers, healthcare organizations, and community hospitals to redefine service delivery for the 21st century. This unparalleled experience enables HOK’s medical planners to help clinicians define the future of care and create environments that support the clinicians’ vision. We bring this expertise to every project regardless of size.

Passionate about the healthcare environments we design, we make it our business to know every aspect of medical care so that we can leverage our knowledge to build consensus, as well as test alternate solutions. With each project’s unique culture and population, new concepts and features are being incorporated, aiming to reduce operating costs while enhancing patient satisfaction and medical outcomes.

At HOK, our goal is to create a built environment that supports staff and nurtures patients, while making a distinguished statement to the community in an environmentally responsible way. We achieve project goals through a collaborative process that engages our clients, our consultants, and our communities.
Harlem hospital center, new york

Photo courtesy of HOK

Harlem Hospital Center, New York

The community hospital of the monterey peninsula

Photo courtesy of HOK

The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Baylor college of medicine

Photo courtesy of HOK

Baylor College of Medicine


Established: 1895

Staff: 270

Locations: Detroit; Birmingham, AL; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Juarez, Mexico

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care Centers, Cancer Centers, Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, Heart Centers, Medical Office Buildings

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Engineering, Facility Management, Field Representation, Green/Sustainable Design, Healthcare Planning, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Owner’s Representation, Planetree Design, Programming, Simulation and Operations Analysis, Strategic Facility Planning

Five Projects of Note: Aurora Health Care—Numerous Projects [Eastern WI]

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare—Integrated Hospital Campus [Elmhurst, IL] 2010

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital [West Bloomfield, MI] 2008

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Capital Improvement Projects [Sao Paulo, Brazil] 2008-09

University of Alabama at Birmingham Women & Infants Center [Birmingham, AL]

Contact Information: Robert F. Sharrow, AIA, ACHA

7430 Second Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202

Ph. (313) 202-7819 Fax: (313) 202-7319



Founded in 1895, Kahn offers clients a collaboration of architecture, engineering, planning, design, and management services.

Aside from flexibility, adaptability, and a focus on quality, what else keeps us at the top of our game? The answer is 270 talented, creative professionals who are passionate about their jobs. These solution providers continuously challenge and inspire each other to create places where people love to go. Kahn’s employees create environments that help others to think better, learn better, heal better, play better, and perform better. By constantly pushing and encouraging each other, Kahn’s professionals are well-conditioned to meet the changing needs of clients in a variety of market sectors, including healthcare, corporate, educational, automotive/industrial, research and technology, and government.

In both 2006 and 2007, Kahn earned an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility and was named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2005 and 2006.

The Albert Kahn Family of Companies includes Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., Kahn Global Services, Inc., Kahn Facility Management, Inc., Kahn Program Management, Inc., Kahn South, Inc., Kahn do Brasil Ltda., and Albert Kahn de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Kishwaukee community hospital, replacement hospital, dekalb, il

Photo courtesy of Kahn

Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Replacement Hospital, DeKalb, IL

St. vincent's hospital, north tower—4th floor outpatient diagnostic imaging department, birmingham, al

Photo courtesy of Kahn

St. Vincent’s Hospital, North Tower—4th Floor Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Department, Birmingham, AL

The university of michigan, depression center & ambulatory psychiatry facility (rachel upjohn building), ann arbor, mi

Photo courtesy of Kahn

The University of Michigan, Depression Center & Ambulatory Psychiatry Facility (Rachel Upjohn Building), Ann Arbor, MI

Wilmot/Sanz, Inc.

Established: 1966

Staff: 60

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Medical Office Buildings, Outpatient Care

Services: Architecture, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning

Five Projects of Note: INOVA Fairfax Women’s Hospital & Campus Master Plan [Falls Church, VA] Hospital 2012; Master Plan 2015

Christiana Hospital 2010 Project [Newark, DE] Fall 2007

Franklin Square Hospital Center [Baltimore, MD] Fall 2009

Riverside Outpatient Care Center [Bethlehem, PA] Fall 2009

Shady Grove Tower Expansion [Rockville, MD] Spring 2008

Contact Information: Jim Wilmot

18310 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 300

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Ph. (301) 590-2900 Fax: (301) 590-8150



Wilmot/Sanz is an award-winning architecture firm with a practice dedicated 100% to the planning and design of “evidence based,” patient-focused healthcare environments. Established in 1966, the firm is among the largest and most experienced healthcare facility design consultants in the nation, with numerous honors attesting to our project performance and commitment to this highly specialized field. We have a staff complement of 60 that is proficient in land planning, facility master planning, healthcare design, and architecture, interior design, and construction phase services for all types of healthcare facilities.

While we have gained national stature through our specialization, we have maintained our commitment to keep our senior design principals actively engaged in each project. Our principals oversee each project phase, from the initial concept development through final occupancy.

We offer strong design leadership, a depth of knowledge of issues pertaining to the practice of medicine and patient care, and a commitment to meticulous management of our client’s resources—including strict compliance with project schedules and budgets and the reduction of long-term facilities costs. Wilmot/Sanz is oriented toward working with clients on a long-term basis, providing counsel and responsive service as they expand, diversify, and transition their organizations within the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.

What is your involvement now with green design and how do you see it changing over the next 10 years?

Wilmot/Sanz is committed to guiding healthcare owners and clients towards their goals to create efficient and environmentally sustainable facilities. Using either LEED certification or Green Guide for Health Care criteria, our project teams will work with healthcare clients to produce a design that meets both their needs and their desire to incorporate the benefits of environmental sustainability.
Christiana hospital 2010 project

Photo by Barry Halkin

Christiana Hospital 2010 Project

Franklin square hospital center

Franklin Square Hospital Center

Riverside outpatient center & st. luke's healthcare campus master plan

Riverside Outpatient Center & St. Luke’s Healthcare Campus Master Plan

AG Architecture

Established: 1992

Staff: 42

Location: Wauwatosa, WI

Healthcare Markets: Senior Living

Services: Architecture, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design

Three Projects of Note: Aberdeen Heights [Kirkwood, MO] Project in Progress

Smith Village [Chicago, IL] Fall 2007

Three Crowns Park [Evanston, IL] Fall 2007

Contact Information: Eugene R. Guszkowski, AIA

1414 Underwood Ave., Suite 301

Wauwatosa, WI 53213-2653

Ph. (414) 431-3131 Fax: (414) 431-0531



AG Architecture’s principals and staff continue a commitment of more than 35 years to innovative senior living design. Whether the task at hand involves new construction, an addition, or a complete repositioning of an existing community, our goal is very straightforward—to improve the quality of life for our ever-growing senior population. In addition to the concentration in senior living building types, AG is also recognized for experience in the design and master planning of multifamily living environments, multiuse community buildings, and adaptive reuse projects. AG Architecture offers full architectural and engineering services to support the needs of municipalities, agencies, and professional offices.

What is your involvement now with green design and how do you see it changing over the next 10 years?

Client knowledge and expectations in regards to green design continues to grow, so we continue to look for ways to incorporate sustainable strategies into their facilities. The challenge is finding ways to do this in a cost-effective way to work within the budget constraints of our price-sensitive product.
Eastcastle place, milwaukee, wi.

Eastcastle Place, Milwaukee, WI.

Anderson Mikos Architects, Ltd.

Established: 1985

Staff: 55

Location: Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Sports Medicine

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Health Planning, Interior Design

Three Projects of Note: Advocate Good Shepherd Emergency Department [Barrington, IL] April 2007

Children’s Memorial Hospital Replacement Hospital [Chicago, IL] 2011

Mercy Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Care Facility [Monroe, MI] 2008

Contact Information: David E. Mikos, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

One Parkview Plaza

17W110 22nd St., Suite 200

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Ph. (630) 573-5149 Fax: (630) 573-5176



Advocate good shepherd hospital emergency department reception

Mark Ballogg of Ballogg Photography, Chicago

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Emergency Department Reception

Anderson Mikos Architects was founded in 1985 with the goal of providing quality, honesty, leadership, and fun design services for healthcare exclusively. Dedicated service to clients is our highest priority.

Anderson Mikos understands the vital role architecture plays in an individual’s medical experience. We are also confident that we can make a positive and significant contribution toward creating state-of-the-art healing environments. When Anderson Mikos initiates the design process, we begin by listening, and we design with the ultimate goal of promoting a healing environment for all patients.


Established: 1940

Staff: 375

Locations: San Francisco; Seattle; Columbus, OH; Boston; London, England

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care

Services: Architecture, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning

Three Projects of Note: Intermountain Medical Center [Murray, UT] October 2007

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay: Women’s, Children’s, and Cancer Hospital [San Francisco, CA]

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center: Specialty Center and Valley Health Centers [San Jose, CA] 2008

Contact Information: Erica Ross

901 Market St., Fl 6

San Francisco, CA 94103

Ph. (415) 281-5449 Fax: (415) 882-9523



Since 1940, Anshen+Allen has been committed to creating inspiring architectural experiences that reinforce the individual spirit and affect positive transformation. Dedicated solely to healthcare and academic projects, we believe that design can be a catalyst for social awareness and conscience. As cofounders of The Center for Health Design, we have long advocated integrating investigative research with the design process to improve outcomes relating to patient and staff safety, medical errors, operational efficiency, and patient satisfaction. We are currently undertaking a research initiative to understand how to successfully integrate sustainable and evidence-based design elements to create the healthiest built environment possible.
Intermountain medical center in murray, ut

Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT

What is your involvement now with green design and how do you see it changing over the next 10 years?

Anshen+Allen has designed the Green Patient Room, a full-scale prototypical room to elevate awareness of green materials and technologies that are economically viable, readily available and appropriate for intensive healthcare settings. It is the first instance of more than 35 international sustainable producers collaborating to create a highly sustainable healthcare environment.


Established: 1878

Staff: 220

Location: Philadelphia

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative

Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research

Services: Architecture, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning

Three Projects of Note: Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Greenberg Center [New York, NY] January 2007

University of Rochester Medical Center, Pediatric Replacement Imaging Sciences Modernization Building [Rochester, NY] 2012

St. Vincent’s Manhattan, Replacement Hospital [New York, NY] 2013

Contact Information: Louis A. Meilink, Jr., AIA, ACHA

833 Chestnut St., Suite 1400

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Ph. (215) 446-0900 Fax: (215) 446-0901



Founded in 1878 and based in Philadelphia, Ballinger was one of the first firms in the United States to merge the disciplines of architecture and engineering into a single professional practice. Today, the firm is committed to designing flexible, cost-efficient, market-responsive buildings for hospitals, academic medical centers, and regional health systems. Bringing innovative technology to design and thoughtful design to technology, Ballinger continues to deliver superior built projects based on clearly defined client objectives and goals.

What is your involvement now with green design and how do you see it changing over the next 10 years?

Ballinger has always felt a professional obligation to incorporate energy efficiency and sustainable design initiatives into the firm’s design philosophy. As resources and materials diminish, it is imperative in the years to come that sustainability becomes an integral part of the design process.
Weill greenberg center, weill cornell medical college, new york, ny

Photo by Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Weill Greenberg Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


Established: 1994

Staff: 36

Locations: Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer and Oncology, Education/Researc