Introduction

Healthcare Design and Healthcare Building Ideas are pleased to bring you our 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 23 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.

Ascension Group Architects

Established: 2001

Staff: 37

Location: Arlington, TX

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health

Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Portneuf Medical Center [Pocatello, ID] May 2011

Forest Park Medical Center [Dallas, TX] February 2009

Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital of Arlington [Arlington, TX]

February 2010

Contact Information:

Rod Booze

1250 East Copeland Road, Suite 500

Arlington, TX 76011

Ph.: (817) 226-1917 Fax: (817) 226-1919

E-mail: rbooze@ascensiongroup.biz

Web: http://www.ascensiongroup.biz

Forest Park Medical Center
Photo: Mark Trew

Forest Park Medical Center

Ascension Group Architects is a dedicated group of design professionals specializing in healthcare architecture and design to the highest ethical standard. Led by dedicated principals and powered by a team of experienced professionals, we offer design solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. Our principals bring more than 50 years of experience in healthcare design, with expertise that is dedicated and specific to planning, strategic planning, development, production, and construction administration.

CAMA Incorporated

Established: 1983

Staff: 9

Location: New Haven, CT

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

Services: Art Programs, Consulting, Evidence-Based Design, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design

Three Projects of Note:

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Art Program [New Haven, CT] 2010

El Paso Children's Hospital [El Paso, TX] 2011

Baystate Health, Pediatrics [Springfield, MA] 2011

Contact Information:

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC

CAMA Incorporated

31 Audubon St.

New Haven, CT 06511

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

E-mail: rcama@camainc.com

Web: http://www.camainc.com

Announcing Evidence-Based Healthcare Design, Rosalyn Cama, FASID (John Wiley & Sons 2009)
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Announcing Evidence-Based Healthcare Design, Rosalyn Cama, FASID (John Wiley & Sons 2009)

CAMA Incorporated is a healthcare evidence-based interior planning and design firm located in New Haven, CT. 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. Traditional interior design services include Visioning Sessions, Strategic Programming, Evidence-Based Research, Planning, Color Palettes, Material and Finish Selection, Furnishings (Ergonomics), Acoustics, Lighting, Interior Image Development, Wayfinding, Signage, Donor Recognition, Artwork, Plantscape, Graphics, Project Management, and Project Exposure.

Cannon Design

Established: 1945

Staff: 1,000

Locations: Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Shanghai, China; St. Louis, MO; Toronto, ON, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Washington, DC

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Women & Children's Healthcare

Services: Architecture, Conservation, Construction, Consulting, Design/Build, Engineering, Facility Management, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Medical Equipment Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

University of California, San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center [La Jolla, CA] February 2015 (Est.)

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children's Hospital - Patient Tower [Park Ridge, IL] July 2009

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center [Riyadh, Saudi Arabia] October 2012 (Est.)

Contact Information:

Cynthia J. Hilliers

2170 Whitehaven Road

Grand Island, NY 14072

Ph.: (716) 773-6800 Fax: (716) 773-5909

E-mail: chilliers@cannondesign.com

Web: http://www.cannondesign.com

University of California, San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center
Rendering by Cannon Design

University of California, San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center

Cannon Design is an Ideas-Based Practice of 1,000, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science and technology, education, corporate/commercial, sports and recreation, and government clients. The firm delivers services in 17 offices throughout North America, as well as abroad in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India.

Design for healthcare has been a cornerstone of Cannon Design's practice since our founding 65 years ago. We have achieved international recognition as a specialist in this field by successfully addressing the planning issues and developing the design solutions that best position our clients to deliver superior healthcare service in both urban and community settings.

CO Architects

Established: 1986

Staff: 82

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Cancer Centers, Education/Research, Medical Office Buildings

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Medical Planning, Programming, Project Feasibility, Space Planning, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Palomar Medical Center West [Escondido, CA] November 2011

Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic at University Medical Center North [Tucson, AZ] January 2007

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center [Panorama City, CA] December 2007

Contact Information:

Stephen Yundt, AIA, ACHA

5055 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ph.: (323) 525-0500 Fax: (323) 525-0955

E-mail: syundt@coarchitects.com

Web: http://www.coarchitects.com

Palomar Medical Center West, Escondido, CA
Rendering courtesy of CO Architects

Palomar Medical Center West, Escondido, CA

CO Architects is nationally recognized for healthcare, academic, and science and technology architectural planning, programming, and design. Our clients include some of the country's leading healthcare institutions. Our experience ranges from existing facility evaluations to new, comprehensive medical campuses and includes new medical centers, outpatient facilities, specialty clinics, medical office buildings, and expansions and renovations of healthcare facilities. Our work on academic medical campuses includes new schools of medicine and allied health. We offer thoughtful planning, innovative design, strong project management, and detailed technical expertise from concept development through construction.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Established: 1959

Staff: 158

Locations: Albuquerque, NM; Amarillo, TX; Las Vegas, NV

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Rehabilitation Facilities

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

Three Projects of Note:

Presbyterian Rio Rancho Medical Center [Rio Rancho, NM] October 2011

Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital - Ware Tower [Amarillo, TX] June 2007

University Medical Center - Northeast Addition [Las Vegas, NV] November 2009

Contact Information:

William Q. Sabatini, AIA, ACHA

7601 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 100

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Ph.: (505) 761-9700 Fax: (505) 761-4222

E-mail: bills@dpsdesign.org

Web: http://www.dpsdesign.org

Presbyterian Rio Rancho Medical Center
Photo: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Presbyterian Rio Rancho Medical Center

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has more than 20 years experience in the design of healthcare facilities. The D/P/S Healthcare team has created master plans for medical centers, planned new hospitals and hospital additions, orchestrated major renovations to outdated hospitals, and created spaces for highly specialized equipment. D/P/S Healthcare is committed to superior healthcare design, healing environments, and integrating process improvement techniques. We believe every project is a new opportunity to surpass expectations through a client-focused design process.

Devenney Group Ltd., Architects

Established: 1962

Staff: 65

Locations: Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Phoenix, AZ

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Assisted Living/Memory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Outpatient Services, Sports Medicine

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

Three Projects of Note:

Sutter Medical Center [Castro Valley, CA] January 2013

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center [Oakland, CA] January 2013

HCA Medical City Children's Hospital [Dallas, TX] June 2010

Contact Information:

Stephen Stack

201 W. Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Ph.: (602) 943-8950 Fax: (602) 943-7645

E-mail: info@devenneygroup.com

Web: http://www.devenneygroup.com

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley
Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Devenney Group Architects is 100% focused healthcare design. The complex and highly specialized functions supported by these facilities carry sets of goals and priorities that are unique to each design project. We believe that careful definition of these functions and project goals is an essential condition of success. This care extends to every aspect of a project, and includes clinical process, human factors, and project delivery. We are committed to thoroughly understanding our client's design goals, and to achieving those goals by providing highly aesthetic and functional facilities on time and on budget.

Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. (ESa)

Established: 1961

Staff: 155

Location: Nashville, TN

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

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

Three Projects of Note:

LeConte Medical Center [Sevierville, TN] January 2010

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center [Fredericksburg, VA] May 2010

Rockingham Memorial Hospital [Harrisonburg, VA]

June 2010

Contact Information:

Sandy Dickerson

2100 West End Ave.

Suite 1200

Nashville, TN 37203

Ph.: (615) 329-9445 Fax: (615) 329-0046

E-mail: sandyd@esarch.com

Web: http://www.esarch.com

Completed in June 2010, OrthoColorado Hospital at St. Anthony Medical Campus is a 48-bed, 124,587-square-foot orthopedic specialty facility
Photo by Michael Peck

Completed in June 2010, OrthoColorado Hospital at St. Anthony Medical Campus is a 48-bed, 124,587-square-foot orthopedic specialty facility

ESa has long believed that the incorporation of the Planetree tenets into a healthcare setting contribute to the creation of a comfortable, healing environment for patients, families, and staff. We also know that built-in operational efficiencies will contribute to better patient care.

Evidence-based design studies have shown a correlation between facility design and the health of the facility users. As we work closely with our clients to deliver the best possible solutions for their needs and budgets, we share with them knowledge of best practice concepts gleaned from research and our own projects.

FreemanWhite

Established: 1892

Staff: 118

Locations: Charlotte, NC; San Diego, CA

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

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

Three Projects of Note:

CMC-Northeast, New Patient Tower [Concord, NC] 2014 (Est.)

Norwalk Hospital, Outpatient Pavilion [Norwalk, CT] 2013 (Est.)

Tahoe Forest Hospital, Cancer Center [Truckee, CA] 2010 (Est.)

Contact Information:

Brian Lennon

8845 Red Oak Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28217

Ph.: (704) 523-2230 Fax: (704) 523-2235

E-mail: blennon@freemanwhite.com

Web: http://www.freemanwhite.com

Albert Luce Jr. Heart Institute, The Medical Center of Central of Georgia
Photo: Tim Buchman Photography

Albert Luce Jr. Heart Institute, The Medical Center of Central of Georgia

FreemanWhite understands the complexities of healthcare facilities; in fact it is all we do. Founded in 1892, we designed our first hospital in 1908 and began focusing on healthcare facilities design in the 1950s. In the early 90s we recognized that healthcare was too complex to do ©part time© and strategically redirected the firm's practice to focus exclusively on healthcare consulting, planning, and design. Drawing from our deep industry experience, FreemanWhite strives to craft design solutions that reflect a balanced blending of our clients' strategic goals with creative architecture.

H+L Architecture

Established: 1963

Staff: 78

Locations: Colorado Springs, CO; Denver, CO

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

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

Three Projects of Note:

Exempla Lutheran North Pavilion [Wheat Ridge, CO] June 2010

The Children's Hospital (in association with ZGF) [Aurora, CO] October 2007

Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center (in association with SOM) [Aurora, CO] 2012

Contact Information:

Becky Stadolnik

1755 Blake St., Suite 400

Denver, CO 80202

Ph.: (303) 298-4700 Fax: (303) 292-6437

E-mail: bstadolnik@hlarch.com

Web: http://www.hlarch.com

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center - North Pavilion: lobby and caf©
Photo: David Patterson, Steamboat

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center - North Pavilion: lobby and caf©

At H + L Architecture, we're doing more than designing hospitals. We're re-imagining the idea of wellness; the way healing professionals care for their patients, and the way they care for themselves. It's our job to shape spaces that are intuitive in form, precise in function, and mindful of each project's unique context within the community. Most of all, we're dedicated to building a world where hospitals are associated not with the problems of the human body-but with the potential of the human spirit.

HDR Architecture, Inc.

Established: 1917

Staff: 7,744

Locations: Alexandria, VA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; London, United Kingdom; Omaha, NE; Pasadena, CA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Toronto, ON, Canada

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Emergency/Trauma, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Sports Medicine, Women's & Children's Hospitals

Services: Architecture, Construction, Consulting, Design/Build, Engineering, Facility Management, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Master Planning, Medical Equipment Planning, Operational & Clinical Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Strategic Planning, Technology Consulting

Five Projects of Note:

The New Parkland Hospital [Dallas, TX] In Progress

Banner Health, Cardon Children's Medical Center [Mesa, AZ] November 2009

McGill University Health Centre, Glen Campus [Montreal, QC, Canada] In Progress

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center [Waco, TX] April 2009

Huntington Pavilion [Pasadena, CA] March 2009

Contact Information:

Douglas Wignall, AIA, LEED AP

8404 Indian Hills Dr.

Omaha, NE 68114

Ph.: (402) 399-1000 Fax: (402) 399-1282

E-mail: doug.wignall@hdrinc.com

Web: http://www.hdrarchitecture.com

For more than 50 years, HDR Architecture has delivered award-winning, integrated healthcare planning and design to some of the world's foremost medical centers and health systems. We embrace forward-thinking leadership and demonstrate the expertise necessary to deliver facilities that are innovative, flexible, and efficient, and that support a healing, sensitive environment for patients, their families, and the healthcare staff.

Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco, TX. State-of-the-art facility that makes a statement in the City of Waco and the community

We've been ranked as the No. 1 healthcare design firm by

Modern Healthcare for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. This is because our fluid and integrated approach to design works and delights our clients. HDR Architecture knows that every design decision affects the continuum of quality care our healthcare clients desire. We are fully committed to the thoughtful design of innovative healthcare environments, working diligently as responsible gatekeepers for the 21st-century healthcare experience. We are advocates for the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification program and we endorse the Architecture 2030 Challenge for sustainable environments.

Banner Health, Cardon Children's Medical Center, Mesa, AZ. Rich saturated hues of the desert inform the colors and materials palette
2009 Mark Boisclair Photography Inc.

Banner Health, Cardon Children's Medical Center, Mesa, AZ. Rich saturated hues of the desert inform the colors and materials palette

Huntington Pavilion, Pasadena, CA. First new outpatient services facility to be developed on the hospital's campus in more than 20 years
2009 Vance Fox

Huntington Pavilion, Pasadena, CA. First new outpatient services facility to be developed on the hospital's campus in more than 20 years

Whether for a small specialty clinic, a multimillion dollar replacement hospital, or a multifacility healthcare village, our designs empower our clients to heal, care, and work better, both financially and operationally.

HKS, Inc.

Established: 1939

Staff: 835

Locations: Abu Dhabi, UAE; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, CA; Mexico City, Mexico; Orlando, FL; Richmond, VA; Salt Lake City, UT

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care Centers, Behavioral/Mental Health, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Specialty Centers (heart, cancer, etc.), Sports Medicine

Services: Architecture, Branding, Consulting, Design/Build, Engineering, Facility Management, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Master Planning, Medical Equipment Planning, Operational Planning, Signage/Wayfinding, Space Programming, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

Salem Hospital Regional Health Services [Salem, OR] 2009

Phoenix Children's Hospital [Phoenix, AZ] 2012

Capital Health System Mercer Hospital [Lawrence Township, NJ] 2011

Contact Information:

Brian McFarlane, AIA

1919 McKinney Ave.

Dallas, TX 75201

Ph.: (214) 969-5599 Fax: (214) 969-3397

E-mail: bmcfarlane@hksinc.com

Web: http://www.hksinc.com

Integrated team, integrated solution for Salem Hospital
Photo: Photo by Ed LaCasse

Integrated team, integrated solution for Salem Hospital

HKS, ranked among the top healthcare-specialized architectural firms by

Modern Healthcare and

BD World Architecture, understands and embraces holistic healthcare. Operating from 22 offices throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom, Middle East, India, and China, the firm focuses on innovative design, process, and delivery. Through a focused visioning approach, HKS collaborates with each client to evaluate transformational concepts that support and improve the patient/family experience, operational efficiency, the latest in technology, and future flexibility.

HMC Architects

Established: 1940

Staff: 396

Locations: Fresno, CA; Irvine, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Ontario, CA; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Tempe, AZ

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Behavioral/Mental Health, Cancer Centers, Education/Research, Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care, Medical Office Buildings, Sports Medicine, Skilled Nursing, Women Centers

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

Three Projects of Note:

New Main Tower - Torrance Memorial Medical Center [Torrance, CA] December 2012

New Replacement Hospital - Kaiser Downey Medical Center [Downey, CA] September 2009

The First People's Hospital - Shunde District [Foshan, China] Q2 of 2012

Contact Information:

Jerry Eich, AIA, ACHA

633 W. Fifth St., Third Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Ph.: (213) 542-8300 Fax: (213) 542-8301

Email: jerry.eich@hmcarchitects.com

Web: http://www.hmcarchitects.com

The First People's Hospital, Shunde District, China
Image by HMC Architects + SDADI

The First People's Hospital, Shunde District, China

With an established reputation as an award-winning design firm and thought leader for healthcare facilities, HMC Architects is one of the most prominent California-based planning and design firms engaged in projects around the world.

In addition to healthcare planning, design, and construction administration services, HMC integrates forward-thinking practices into its projects, such as patient and workplace safety, regulatory compliance, technology integration, evidence-based outcomes, staff satisfaction and retention, sustainable design features, and Planetree principles. HMC has also embraced integrated project delivery since 1990 and has successfully delivered large projects using that methodology.

HOK

Established: 1955

Staff: 1,800

Locations: Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Toronto, ON, Canada; Washington, DC

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:

Calgary Health Region - Peter Lougheed Centre [Calgary, AB, Canada] August 2009

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - Central London [London, United Kingdom] December 2009

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital [Sugar Land, TX] September 2008

Ohio State University Medical Center [Columbus, OH] August 2014

VA Long Beach Medical Center - Mental Health Facility & Community Living Center [Long Beach, CA] March 2013

Contact Information:

Patsy Trine

620 6th Ave.

New York, NY 10011

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

E-mail: patsy.trine@hok.com

Web: http://www.hok.com

The HOK vision of intelligent healthcare design is that which creates:

  • Expertly functioning buildings

  • Sustainable or regenerative projects

  • Design communicative of a larger idea

  • Beautiful objects and spaces

  • Projects that contribute to the health of communities

Intelligently designed facilities look different, the experiences of patients and their families are different, and the care delivered is the best available.

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

Ohio Sate University Medical Center - Concourse
HOK

Ohio Sate University Medical Center - Concourse

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Bolsover Street, London
Photographer: Paul Grundy

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Bolsover Street, London

Veterans Administration, Long Beach Healthcare System
HOK

Veterans Administration, Long Beach Healthcare System

Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc.

Established: 1989

Staff: 25

Location: Concord, MA

Markets Served: Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), Dementia, Hospice, Independent Living, Post-Acute/Rehab, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes, Wellness Centers

Services: Architecture, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design/Healing Gardens, Master Planning, Recreational Areas

Three Projects of Note:

New England Rehabilitation Hospital Renovations [Woburn, MA]

Boston Medical Center - Various Projects [Boston, MA] Ongoing

Emerson Hospital - Various Projects [Concord, MA] Ongoing

Contact Information:

Thomas C. Levi, AIA, President

45 Walden St.

Concord, MA 01742

Ph.: (978) 371-1945 Fax: (978) 371-0069

E-mail: tlevi@lwda.com

Web: http://www.lwda.com

D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy, Lowell, MA
Photo: Levi + Wong Design Associates, Inc.

D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy, Lowell, MA

Levi + Wong Design is a full-service design firm specializing in Long-Term Care, Senior Living, Rehabilitation,