AECOM, a global infrastructure firm, announced that James W. Thomson, AIA, NCARB, has been named vice president and managing principal for its Midwest region Buildings + Places practice, part of its Design and Consulting Services group. Thomson brings 23 years of experience in design and leadership with expertise in healthcare environments.

Prior to joining AECOM, Thomson was with HDR where he led design teams in the development of healthcare projects across North America. Throughout his career, he has worked with Penn State Hershey Medical Center Allina/Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, United/ Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Etobicoke Health Centre and Sheppard Pratt Health Systems.