Architectural practice CallisonRTKL has tapped Michael Hess as its new vice president for the Midwest. He will be based in Chicago. In a career that covers three decades, Hess brings a deep understanding of the operational engine that makes hospitals succeed through positive clinical outcomes and healing environments.

Hess has expertise in healthcare planning, design, and delivery. With a career founded in project management and medical planning, he has partnered with Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, among others in over 15 countries. Hess has held a number of leadership positions, working for practices such as HOK, HGA, Perkins & Will and Stantec. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University.