HDR Architecture names four healthcare directors

February 22, 2011 |

Four senior professionals in HDR Architecture’s healthcare program have been named Healthcare directors. Each will have responsibility for a specific discipline within the healthcare group, working in close coordination with HDR’s Healthcare consultants and the firm’s design principals to incorporate leading evidence-based design principles in all of the firm’s project work.
The four new directors are:
·         Jim Atkinson, AIA, Director, Women’s Design
Jim has focused his 17-year architectural career exclusively on the design of healthcare facilities, with a specialization in Women’s and Infant’s healthcare environments. His education includes a highly specialized Master's of Architecture degree in Healthcare Facilities Planning and Design from Clemson University.
·         John Cameron, AIA, Director, Healthcare Planning
John is a veteran designer in healthcare architecture, with both international and universally adaptable project experience. His 42 years of experience provides project teams with a large vocabulary to address the challenges of emerging patterns on operations and practice in both new and existing facilities.
·         Jim Hohenstein, AIA, Director, Pediatric Design
A highly respected, award-winning architect, Jim is an industry leader in the design of children's healthcare facilities. A professional with 38 years as a creative designer and graphic artist, he leads an experienced team at HDR  that recognizes the unique needs of this special patient population, and is dedicated to creating "healing spaces for little faces.”
·         Ramesh Loharikar, AIA, Director, Healthcare Planning
Ramesh is a healthcare planner and designer with 42 years of experience. He leads major projects with design teams analyzing the strategic programs to translate into functional architectural solutions. He is involved internationally as a design resource and is well-respected for his ability to adapt innovative ideas into operational vision for healthcare institutions.
They join Sheila Elijah-Barnwell, AIA, Ph.D., who was previously named Director, Healthcare Research & Education.

“World class healthcare architecture demands world class healthcare planning. As our healthcare program has grown and new professionals have joined our group, we have recognized the need to address critical issues relating to the quality and specifics of our healthcare projects,” said Doug Wignall, International Director of HDR’s Healthcare group. “I am excited that these HDR veterans have agreed to accept the important task at hand, reviewing every healthcare project as we move forward to ensure that we apply the exceptional experience and planning efforts that have helped us grow to become a global leader in healthcare design.”
About HDR
HDR is a global leader in integrated multidisciplinary design. For more than 50 years, HDR has delivered award-winning integrated healthcare planning and design for some of the world’s foremost medical centers and health systems. Its global healthcare practice uses evidence-based design methodologies to fully integrate clinical, operational and facility planning to support an organization's strategic objectives in design. HDR has been consistently ranked the No. 1 Healthcare Design firm because its clients rely on it for the advanced planning, programming and design expertise needed to deliver 21st-century healthcare. Visit www.hdrarchitecture.com.

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