HMC Architects elevated senior healthcare planner Chris Naughton, AIA, ACHA to healthcare practice leader. The firm has also added two healthcare professionals to its Sacramento and San Jose offices to build HMC’s bench strength in the healthcare market.

Continuing to serve as senior healthcare planner for the firm in HMC’s Sacramento, Calif., office, Naughton will be responsible for the strategic vision and overall performance of the firm’s healthcare practice.

Naughton is a native New Yorker now living in Vallejo, Calif. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has been largely involved in HMC’s active pursuit of new work, as well as the masterplanning and design of large projects, including: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Stanford Valley Medical Center; Adventist Health Lodi Medical Center; and the Kaiser Permanente Fresno Emergency Department expansion.