2009 Jury for Categories A (Built, Less than $25 million), B (Built, More than $25 million), and C (Unbuilt)

Stephen Yundt, AIA, ACHA


Los Angeles, California

Jury Chair

Stephen Yundt, AIA, ACHA, has served as a specialist in healthcare planning and Architecture for more than 25 years. He is a principal with CO Architects in Los Angeles, where he has led the firm's healthcare planning and programming projects for the past 20 years. With expertise in virtually all aspects of health facility development, Stephen's experience includes new medical campuses, replacement hospitals, outpatient centers, cancer centers, and medical office buildings. Recent projects include the Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic for University Medical Center in Tucson, recipient of an AIA Academy of Architecture for Health national design award in 2008. He has also undertaken major projects for UCLA Healthcare, Palomar Pomerado Health, Kaiser Permanente, Daughters of Charity Health System, Catholic Healthcare West, and Los Angeles County. Stephen is a graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Rolf Haarstad, AIA, LEED AP


Baltimore, Maryland

As a Principal for hord|coplan|macht, Haarstad has designed several major institutional projects, with a specialty in healthcare design-including the new $268 million Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Haarstad recently moved out of the Design Director role to take a more global firm leadership position. His design skills and strong client relationship skills have contributed to successful recent projects for Western Maryland Health Systems, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital Center, The Associated Jewish Charities, and several other major mid-Atlantic clients. Haarstad's projects have been honored by AIA Maryland, the AIA Baltimore Chapter, and AIA Minnesota. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including: Architectural Record, HEALTHCARE DESIGN, Urban Land, Architecture Minnesota, Custom Home, and Restaurant/Hotel Design International.

Tom Howorth, FAIA

Howorth & Associates Architects

Oxford, Mississippi

In 1986, Tom Howorth moved from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi, to form the partnership of MockbeeCokerHoworth Architects, a firm that won immediate critical recognition, such as a prestigious P/A First Award for architectural design from Progressive Architecture, and inclusion in the Domino's Top 30 list of the world's best architects. The firm also collaborated with other firms to win and successfully execute a number of multimillion dollar commissions. In 1990, Howorth left that partnership to form Howorth & Associates Architects, providing architectural and interior design services for a wide variety of clients-governmental, corporate, nonprofit, and private individuals-who consider their buildings investments rather than expenses. The firm maintains a diverse practice in the design of new construction, historic preservation, and residences, making buildings of our time that connect our past with the future.

Julie Snow, FAIA

Julie Snow Architects

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Julie Snow leads a studio-based practice, Julie Snow Architects, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio produces work from master plans to product design with a common exploration of material and detail. The studio's interests lay in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection that results in innovative designs at many scales that expand our ideas of architectural performance. The practice has been recognized with numerous awards, exhibitions, and publications.

2009 Jury for Category D (Innovation in Design Research, Built and Unbuilt)

Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA


Columbus, Ohio

With over 30 years of experience exclusively dedicated to healthcare planning and design, Peter Bardwell is honored to be among fewer than 40 practicing architects nationwide to have been named a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects. In addition to serving as 2008 President of the national AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, he serves in leadership roles on the Academy Foundation Board and on the Board of Regents of the American College of Healthcare Architects. With clients and recent projects in 16 states, Peter is also a frequent author and speaker on a wide range of healthcare issues.

David Allison

Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies

Architecture + Health

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

David Allison AIA, ACHA, is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health (A+H) at Clemson University, one of only two professional degree programs in the nation with a concentration in Architecture for Health. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for excellence within the profession. It is focused on preparing architectural graduates to engage in the planning and design of healthcare facilities, the healthful design of communities, and the healthful design of the built environment in general.

Allison is a registered architect in California, South Carolina, and North Carolina; is NCARB certified; and maintains a limited part-time consulting and architectural practice as time permits. He is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, serves on the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Leadership Council, and recently completed a three-year term on the AIA/AAH National Advisory Board.

H. Scot Latimer, AIA, ACHA

Kurt Salmon Associates

Scot Latimer is a Senior Partner and the Managing Director of Facility Development and Performance Services in the Kurt Salmon Associates' healthcare consulting group. Since becoming a partner with Kurt Salmon Associates, Latimer has been called upon to conceive and manage some of the firm's largest and most high-profile clients and capital development assignments. Throughout his career, Scot has been an active leader in the health facility planning arena through the American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Health, assuming progressive levels of leadership within the organization and culminating in its presidency in 2006. He continues to serve as the Academy's leader on legislative affairs. Latimer is also a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). As a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BS in Architecture and Master of Business Administration and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois, his career spans nearly 30 years of advising organizations on effective business decision making. Latimer's areas of expertise span a broad range of activities, including strategic facility planning, functional and operational planning, and capital investment strategies with a special emphasis on academic medical centers and children's hospitals.

Janet Sisolak

Project Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center Capital Planning & Management Houston, Texas

Rand Elliot, AIA

Elliott & Associates Architects

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Healthcare Design 2009 November;9(11):174-175