The Board of Regents of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has named Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA of Columbus, Ohio as 2013 national President.
“We should strive to be the most visible and the most positive influence in the marketplace among all healthcare design organizations, “noted Bardwell in his initial message to the College. “Achieving ACHA certification should mark the recognition that this is an obligation to serve as an effective leader and mentor.”
Established in 1999, ACHA (www.healtharchitects.org) offers board certification within the specialized field of healthcare architecture and is the first specialty certification program to be recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Certificate holders include healthcare architects throughout the United States and Canada with specialized skills and proven expertise. Before earning the ACHA Board Certificate, healthcare architects must document their experience and demonstrate their skills through a computer-based examination, submission of a portfolio of relevant work, and provision of references. ACHA requires its certificate holders to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public, to practice in an ethical manner, to maintain high standards of specialized continuing education, and to add to the body of knowledge.
Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare facilities planning and design spanning 22 states and 5 countries, totaling over $2 Billion in construction value within the past 5 years alone. He is honored to be a nationally-recognized practitioner, speaker, and author in healthcare planning and design --- and to be among fewer than 40 practicing architects in the nation to be recognized as a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects.
Founded in 2002 and based in Columbus, Ohio, BARDWELL+associates, LLC (www.bardwellassociates.com), focuses exclusively on the planning and design of healthcare facilities with services including facilities-related strategic planning and positioning, site and facility master planning, and functional space programming and conceptual design.
Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA