John D. Seely, 37
BS, MArch, University of Texas at Arlington
Youngest-ever VP in health sector at the 1,200-person firm (2007 total firm billings: $180.2 million, according to BD+C's Giants 300).
Healthcare specialist, senior healthcare design architect, and studio leader; oversees all healthcare projects and mentors studio designers.
Promotes, produces “inside-out” design approach: all hospital departments are first designed in detail, then incorporated into the whole hospital.
Twelve-year design career includes more than three million sf of commercial space and 10 million sf of healthcare space, including previous project experience at Jonathan Bailey Associates (senior associate) and PageSoutherlandPage (VP).
Co-developed graduate studio in healthcare design, University of Texas at Arlington; faculty member (2004- ).
OFF THE CLOCK
Ran six marathons; best time: 3:46:00 (Dallas White Rock marathon).
Favorite music: Anything by KISS.
Spent two years as a youth raising sheep.