Frank Zilm, D.Arch., FAIA, FACHA is the Chester Dean Lecturer in Healthcare Design in the Health & Wellness Program and teaches courses in health facility systems. His experience includes working within hospital administrations, with major architectural firms, and for the past thirty years as a planning consultant. His graduate education focused on health facilities planning and design. Healthcare Design magazine awarded Frank the "Top 10" educator designation in 2013.
He has completed master planning, programming, and design studies for major medical center including M.D. Anderson, The Cleveland Clinic, The University of Cincinnati, Children’s Hospitals and Clinic, University Medical Center at Princeton, and community hospitals throughout the US. Frank has served as President of the AIA Academy on Architecture for Health and is current President of the Academy on Architecture for Health Foundation.
Dr. Zilm has authored numerous articles on healthcare design, including the lead author for a chapter on emergency department design for the McGraw Hill publication Emergency Department Management. Teaching experiences include lectures and seminars at the Harvard College of Medicine, Cambridge University continuing education program, the Center for Healthcare Design and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan and is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects.