Healthcare Design is pleased to bring you our 3rd 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 30 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.

Corporate Profiles Index

Albert Kahn Family of Companies……………71


Artimpact, Inc.……………72

Boulder Associates Architects……………72

BSA LifeStructures……………66

CAMA Incorporated……………73

Cannon Design……………73

Carl Walker, Inc.……………74

CDH Partners, Inc.……………74

CLH Architects, PC……………75

Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. (ESa)……………75


Gresham, Smith and Partners……………67


Highland Associates……………76

HKS Architects, Inc.……………77


Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.……………77


MGE Architects……………78


Perkins Eastman……………79



Stantec Architecture.……………81


TRO Jung|Brannen……………70

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Inc.……………82

WHR Architects……………82

Wilmot/Sanz, Inc.……………83

BSA LifeStructures

Established: 1975

Staff: 350

Locations: Indianapolis, IN; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO

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

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Construction Administration, Consulting, Engineering, Evidence-based Design, Facility Management, Facility Master Planning, Green/Sustainable Design, Healing Gardens, Interior Design, Landscape Design, LEED Consulting, Master Planning, Medical Equipment Planning, Operational Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategic Planning, Transition and Readiness Planning

Five Projects of Note:

Good Samaritan Regional Health Center Replacement for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc. [Mt. Vernon, IL] Fall 2011

CAMC Heart and Vascular Center/Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center [Charleston, WV] Clinical Teaching Center, October 2008; Heart and Vascular Center, January 2009

Woodlawn Hospital (LEED-registered Addition to Critical Access Hospital) [Rochester, IN] Summer 2009

Lakeland Regional Medical Center Inpatient Pavilion [St. Joseph, MI] January 2009

Department of Veterans Affairs (multiple projects) [Marion, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY] 2005, 2008, 2010

Contact Information:

Shawn Mulholland

9365 Counselors Row

Indianapolis, IN 46240

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



BSA LifeStructures recognizes a tangible relationship between the physical design of healthcare facilities and the healing that takes place within them.

By leveraging national expertise gained through hundreds of healthcare projects, the firm integrates innovative practices in a collaborative process to advance healthcare design. The result is facilities where learning is intuitive, diagnosis and treatment are accelerated, and care-team communication is enhanced; facilities where patients feel better and heal faster.

In some cases, improved outcomes start with more effective training. For example, Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana School of Nursing and Clarian Health collaborated with BSA LifeStructures to create an experiential learning facility. In this interdisciplinary simulation center, students and medical staff will experience hands-on, simulation-based training in an advanced environment that replicates current hospital design.

Also important, BSA LifeStructures incorporates the healing power of natural environments into its designs—from tranquil gardens and interior landscapes, to a planet-friendly focus on sustainability and LEED-certified facilities. At Woodlawn Hospital, a 42,100-square-foot addition will focus on preserving and integrating the surrounding natural environment with improved indoor air quality, energy savings, and a green roof.
St. francis hospital & health centers indianapolis campus expansion, indianapolis, in

Rendering provided by BSA LifeStructures

St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers Indianapolis Campus Expansion, Indianapolis, IN

SimmonsCooper cancer institute at southern illinois university, springfield, il

Photo by Craig Dugan © Hedrich Blessing

SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

WakeMed cary hospital inpatient addition, cary, nc

Photo by Jerry Blow Architectural Photography

WakeMed Cary Hospital Inpatient Addition, Cary, NC

Design decisions reflect the principles of evidence-based design. Impact—from improved patient safety, to increased caregiver retention, to higher patient satisfaction—is measured using trademarked LifeStructures Metrics. Today, BSA LifeStructures’ healthcare designers work collaboratively with clients to develop lasting solutions that advance the client’s business mission and create inspired solutions that improve lives.

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Established: 1967

Staff: 850

Locations: Birmingham, AL; Charlotte, NC; Columbus, OH; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; Richmond, VA; Shanghai, China; Tampa, FL

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Specialty Clinics, Urban/Academic Hospitals

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Consulting, Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note:

Middle Tennessee Medical Center [Murfreesboro, TN] 2010

Sarasota Memorial Hospital [Sarasota, FL] 2012

Shenzhen Eye Hospital [Shenzhen, China] 2008

Shriners Hospital for Children [St. Louis, MO] 2011

United Hospital Center [Clarksburg, WV] 2010

Contact Information:

Pat West

5220 Belfort Rd., Suite 100

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Ph. (904) 277-2670



Gresham, Smith and Partners was founded on healthcare architecture more than 40 years ago, and commitment to client success has been at the core of our designs ever since. Our heritage and understanding of the business of healthcare began with our design of efficient and flexible hospitals of the 1970s and continues to our recently recognized designs promoting patient safety and sustainability. Our expertise in developing planning and design solutions has helped healthcare facilities around the world—from surgery centers and community hospitals to large first-choice regional and academic medical centers.

Successful healthcare planning and design also means making innovative design available to all our clients. With a modern suite of architectural, engineering, interior design, and planning services, including extended services in environmental compliance, landscape architecture, transportation, and water treatment, we’ve helped create institutions that profoundly impact the patient experience, staff satisfaction, and overall delivery of care.
Tampa general hospital, tampa, fl

© Rion Rizzo, Creative Sources

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

Florida hospital altamonte, altamonte springs, fl

© Neil Rashba Photography

Florida Hospital Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, FL

Clarian arnett medical center, lafayette, in

© Terry Wieckert, Abstract Photography

Clarian Arnett Medical Center, Lafayette, IN


Established: 1917

Staff: 7,546

Locations: Omaha, NE; Alexandria, VA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Pasadena, CA; Phoenix, AZ; St. Paul, MN; Tampa, FL

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Centers, Education/Research, Emergency/Trauma Centers, Medical Office Buildings, Surgery Centers, Translational Research, Women’s & Children’s Hospitals

Services: Architecture, Construction, Design-Build, Engineering, Equipment Planning, Functional & Space Programming, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Operational & Clinical Planning, Security, Signage, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Design, Technology Consulting

Five Projects of Note:

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Hospital [Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates] Project in Progress

Reid Hospital [Richmond, IN] September 2008

Renown Regional Medical Center [Reno, NV] December 2007

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare [Franklin, WI] May 2008

US Army Garrison Humphreys Hospital, Dental Clinic, and Medical Brigade Headquarters [Republic of Korea] Project in Progress

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 7,500 professionals—including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners, and construction managers, in more than 175 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 designers of healthcare and science/technology research spaces 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/research centers nationwide.
Bethesda heart institute


Bethesda Heart Institute

Renown regional medical center - reno, nv

Photo: ©

Renown Regional Medical Center – Reno, NV

Wheaton franciscan - franklin, wi. photo courtesy of hdr architecture, inc.;


Wheaton Franciscan – Franklin, WI. Photo courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc.;


Established: 1955

Staff: 2600

Locations: New York, NY; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Washington D.C.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; London, England

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

Services: Architecture, Conservation, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategic Planning

Five Projects of Note:

The Harlem Hospital Center [New York, NY] April 2010

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital [San Antonio, TX] December 2008

St. Joesph’s Hospital [St. Paul, MN] November 2008

Cedars-Sinai Life Science Research Tower [Los Angeles, CA] September 2011

National Milatary Medical Center at Bethesda [Bethesda, Maryland] May 2011

Contact Information:

Patsy Trine

620 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10011

Ph. (212) 981-7316 Fax: (212) 633-1163



“Contributing to the care of human kind, to the efficient allocation of society’s resources, and to the quality of the built environment.”

HOK Health Care works with academic clinicians who are defining the future of care delivery and charting the course of discovery. As a result, we bring this learned expertise to every healthcare project that we undertake across the world.

When we think about design at HOK, we think about beauty, sustainability, and the communicative power of our designs. But we also think about how our buildings function. This requires more than a familiarity with the business of our clients. It requires thought leadership. In healthcare design, this means understanding where scientific progress is leading the care experience, and developing the financial, programmatic, and organizational responses to those changes. The facilities that result from this thought leadership look different, the experience of patients and their families are different, and the care delivered is the best available.
Cedars sinai hospital, los angeles, ca

Rendering Courtesy of HOK

Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Lifespan - miriam hospital, providence, ri

Photo: HOK/Courtesy of Gregg Shupe, Shupe Photography

Lifespan – Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

HCA stone oak hospital, san antonio, tx

Photo: HOK/Courtesy of Skanska

HCA Stone Oak Hospital, San Antonio, TX

TRO Jung|Brannen

Established: 1909

Staff: 320

Locations: Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, AL; Sarasota, FL; Dubai, UAE; Beijing, China

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research

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

Five Projects of Note:

MaineGeneral Medical Center Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care [Augusta, Maine] August 2007

Shenzen Third People’s Infectious Disease Hospital [Shenzen, China] December 2009

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis [Tulsa, Oklahoma] August 2008

Maine Medical Center [Portland, Maine] September 2008

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital at South

Shore Hospital [South Weymouth, Massachusetts] 2009

Contact Information:

Robert Hoye, AIA, NCARB

22 Boston Wharf Rd.

Boston, MA 02210

Ph. (617) 502-3400 Fax: (617) 502-3401



TRO Jung|Brannen is an international planning and design firm founded in 1909. The firm has practice areas in commercial, arts & education, healthcare, hospitality & residential, and research, and ranks among the top architecture/engineering/interior design firms. Services include programming/feasibility studies, master planning, architecture, interior design, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering. TRO Jung|Brannen’s healthcare volume, which comprises 70% of the business, has encompassed more than 500 clients with construction projects totaling more than 10 billion dollars.

Currently, TRO Jung|Brannen ranks 10th among the top 100 U.S. healthcare facility design firms (Modern Healthcare magazine, March 2008). Our award-winning experience includes new construction and renovation projects ranging from clinics and community hospitals to academic medical centers and research laboratories.

Outstanding client service, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the ever-evolving demands of various projects, is at the forefront of our firm’s business philosophy. Responsiveness, availability, commitment, constant communication, and full-team involvement are the cornerstones for our success in project delivery.

We work with our clients to define a standard of excellence that responds to their needs with flexibility, imagination, and the highest quality design services. Our measure of success is demonstrated by our record of repeat business.
MaineGeneral medical center, harold alfond center for cancer care, augusta, me. photo by richard mandelkorn

MaineGeneral Medical Center, Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, Augusta, ME. Photo by Richard Mandelkorn

Shenzhen third people's infectious disease hospital shenzhen, china. rendering by yaunjing company, beijing, china

Shenzhen Third People’s Infectious Disease Hospital Shenzhen, China. Rendering by Yaunjing Company, Beijing, China

The children's hospital at saint francis, tulsa, ok. photo by gary kessel

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Tulsa, OK. Photo by Gary Kessel

Albert Kahn Family of Companies

Established: 1895

Staff: 270

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

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Medical Office Buildings, Replacement Hospitals

Services: Architecture, Commissioning, Consulting, Engineering, Facility Management, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Planetree Design, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Integrated Hospital Campus [Elmhurst, IL] 2011

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Capital Improvement Projects [Sao Paulo, Brazil] 2009

University of Alabama at Birmingham Women & Infants Center [Birmingham, AL] 2009

Contact Information:

Robert F. Sharrow, AIA, ACHA

7430 Second Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202

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



Hospital israelita albert einstein building 1 in sao paulo, brazil

Rendering by Kahn

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Building 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Do you suppose it’s a coincidence that the best healthcare designers have healthy outlooks toward life? These people work on complex projects—buildings that enhance, enrich, and save lives. These facilities can’t just satisfy users. They have to engage them, ease their tensions, and soothe their souls. Of course, they also have to meet operational objectives too. Kahn’s designers understand that creating a truly patient-centered environment doesn’t happen by accident. It also takes research, exploration, and a lot of planning. By skillfully blending design processes with business analytics, we work side-by-side with clients to create environments that both perform and inspire.


Established: 1940

Staff: 350

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

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

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

Three Projects of Note:

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay [San Francisco, CA] 2014

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Bed Building [San Jose, CA] 2012

Brown University Women and Infants’ Hospital [Providence, RI] 2009

Contact Information:

Erica Ross

901 Market St., Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94103

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



UCSF medical center at mission bay, san francisco, ca

Rendering courtesy of Anshen+Allen

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

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.

Artimpact, Inc.

Established: 2002

Staff: 9

Location: Memphis, TN; North Miami, FL

Healthcare Markets: Installation Art, Integrated Art, Painting, Sculpture

Services: Art Program Concept & Fund-Raising Materials, Consulting, Design/Implementation/Maintenance of Themed Art, Integrated Art, Integrated Sign Systems and Wayfinding Features, Interior Design

Three Projects of Note:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Chili’s Building [Memphis, TN] March 2008

St. Jude Children’s Research Center, GMP Building Lobby Sculpture [Memphis, TN] November 2008

Bellevue Baptist Church, East Wing [Cordova, TN] June 2008

Contact Information:

Claudio Pérez-León

Artimpact, Inc.

2199 NE 122nd St.

North Miami, FL 33181

Ph. (786) 556-8930 Fax: (305) 895-1259



St. jude's children's research hospital, gmp building, dna lobby sculpture, november 2008. designers: ricardo pérez-león, claudio pérez-león. production manager, sculptor, technical specialist, and fabricator: tylur french

Photo by Jere Parobek, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, BMG

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, GMP Building, DNA Lobby Sculpture, November 2008. Designers: Ricardo Pérez-León, Claudio Pérez-León. Production Manager, Sculptor, Technical Specialist, and Fabricator: Tylur French

Artimpact, Inc., is a design and production firm dedicated to integrated design. Our work brings together architecture, interior design, lighting design, painting, sculpture, installation art, custom furniture and fixtures, sign systems, etc., creating unique and outstanding environments. Our portfolio of artists, craftsmen, and designers is second to none. We paint and install murals, custom integrated flooring, custom 3-D elements, oversized metal sculpture (figurative and abstract), etc. We provide excellent returns on investment. We think outside the box and perform with excellence. We understand design and construction standards and interface with other design professionals according to current practices and software applications.

Boulder Associates Architects

Established: 1983

Staff: 88

Locations: Boulder, CO; Sacramento, CA; Irvine, CA

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Surgery, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Care, Cardiology, Education/Research, Imaging, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Services, Senior Living, Sports Medicine, Women’s Services

Services: Architecture, Design/Build, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Signage/Wayfinding

Three Projects of Note:

Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons [Aurora, CO] October 2002

Denver Health Pavilion for Women and Children [Denver, CO] May 2006

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Coffee Road Campus Replacement [Modesto, CA] January 2009

Contact Information:

Chin Goh

1426 Pearl St., Suite 300

Boulder, CO 80302

Ph. (303) 499-7795 Fax: (303) 499-7767



The urology center of colorado, denver, colorado

Photo Credit Line: Photo by Ed Lacasse

The Urology Center of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Boulder Associates Architects is an award-winning, nationally recognized architecture firm specializing exclusively in healthcare and senior-living design. Founded in 1983, the firm provides comprehensive planning, architecture, interior design, and graphic design services for clients large and small, including some of the most progressive healthcare and senior-living organizations in the United States. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Sacramento and Orange County, California, Boulder Associates’ staff of architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and other professionals share a belief in the power of design to enrich lives.

CAMA Incorporated

Established: 1983

Staff: 10

Location: New Haven, CT

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Behavioral/ Mental Health, Education/Research, Interior Programming, Long-Term Care, Pediatric Care, Women’s Health Services

Services: Consulting, Evidence-Based Design, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Strategic Mapping, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Dublin Methodist Hospital of OhioHealth [Dublin, OH] 2008

Medical College of Georgia [Augusta, GA] Ongoing

Yale-New Haven Hospital—Clinical Labs [New Haven, CT] 2009

Contact Information:

Rosalyn Cama, FASID

31 Audubon St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Ph. (203) 777-9921 Fax: (203) 777-7781



Evidence-based healthcare design, john wiley & sons, inc., 2009. authored by rosalyn cama, fasid, this book is for interior designers, architects and healthcare facilities to learn the practice methodology known as evidence-based design. the book features essays and projects from many of the leaders in the evidence-based healthcare design fields

Evidence-based Healthcare Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. Authored by Rosalyn Cama, FASID, this book is for interior designers, architects and healthcare facilities to learn the practice methodology known as evidence-based design. The book features essays and projects from many of the leaders in the evidence-based healthcare design fields

CAMA Incorporated is a healthcare evidence-based interior planning and design firm located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1983, CAMA’s mission is to design interior environments that improve strategically driven outcomes. Consulting services are available to establish an evidence-based methodology for renovation and new building projects. These services include mapping strategic, cultural, transformational, and research goals that will lead to innovative solutions that are informed and improve outcomes. Interior design services include Visioning Sessions, Strategic Programming, Evidence-based Research, Planning, Color Palettes, Material and Finish Selections, Furnishings (Ergonomics), Acoustics, Lighting, Interior Image D