I’ve written about the power of perspective in this column before—it’s a topic I consider frequently, as it’s one of the major life lessons that’s emerged for me in recent years. It changes your entire outlook once you recognize that we all walk into any given situation with a unique collection of backgrounds, experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and so on that color the way we each view and interpret the exact same thing.

Now, of course, that means it can be difficult to come to consensus at times; but, more importantly, it offers us the ability to see and explore issues comprehensively.

That’s why it’s always been important that Healthcare Design have a diverse group of professionals helping us to navigate the industry and deliver the content that will be most relevant to a broad array of readers. Our Editorial Advisory Board includes leaders from organizations large and small; across varying geographic regions; and spanning architecture, interior design, engineering, construction, and consultancy.

This year, I’m happy to announce that we’ve added to the perspectives being shared. Please join me in welcoming our newest board members:

• Erik Hanson, principal, healthcare sector leader, Stantec Architecture (San Francisco)

• Randy Keiser, vice president, national healthcare director, Turner Construction Co. (Nashville, Tenn.)

• Tiana Lemons, senior associate, Orcutt/Winslow (Nashville, Tenn.)

• Kurt Neubek, principal, healthcare practice leader, Page (Houston)

• Melanie Taylor, vice president and general manager, central operations, Boldt (Chicago)

• Anthony Treu, healthcare practice leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York).

Speaking of perspectives, our April issue is chock full of them as we explore the results of our 2020 A/E/C Survey. In this biennial endeavor, we turn to you—the firms working in architecture/engineering and construction—to report on how business fared in 2019 and shed light on market drivers, challenges, and opportunities. Collectively, it offers a unique view of the state of the industry created through your diverse contributions.

For example, this year we had firms participate whose number of completed healthcare projects in 2019 ranged from one to 688. The value of healthcare contracts signed varied from $950,000 to up to $1 billion. Responding firms are based across the U.S., representing Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and numerous cities in between.

And, together, they had a lot to say. Go here to dive in.