Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, The Woodlands, Texas. Photo by Gary Zvonkovic with AZ Photo
Established: 1978

Staff: 140

Locations: Houston and Dallas

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Education/Research, Long-Term Care, Sports Medicine, Womens' Services

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Graphics/Wayfinding, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Programming, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

The Methodist Hospital Outpatient Center [Houston, TX] December 2009

Jersey Shore University Medical Center [Neptune, New Jersey] September 2009

Platte Valley Medical Center [Brighton, Colorado] April 2007

Contact Information:

Amy Lopez, AAHID, IIDA

1111 Louisiana, 26th Fl.

Houston, TX 77002

Ph. (713) 665-5665 Fax: (713) 665-6213

E-mail: alopez@whrarchitects.com

Web: http://www.whrarchitects.com

WHR Architects is a full-service Architecture and interior design firm focused on projects in healthcare, education, science, and technology. The firm's commitment to critical thinking is balanced by an ingrained empathy that results in both improved project outcomes and positive working experiences for our clients.

Research and evaluation, a participatory process, and applied innovation are the hallmarks of WHR's work. These characteristics not only help deliver a high level of client satisfaction, but they also bring a new accountability to design and consulting while meeting the challenges of technology, operational and financial performance, safety, and productivity.

What do you think is a pressing issue/controversy today with healthcare design?

The predictability of the future state of medical technology, methodologies for healthcare delivery, and mechanisms for project design and construction is increasingly evasive. Those factors in combination with rapidly changing demographics and volatile construction costs are forcing our projects toward an unparalleled level of flexibility and adaptability.