As a fourth year student, I completed my Health & Wellness internship with Lawrence Group’s St. Louis, MO office, participating on the project team for the new Saint Louis University Hospital.  After graduation, I joined Lawrence Group’s Austin, TX office and I’ve worked on a variety of municipal, commercial, and higher education projects in Texas, including work for the University of Texas at Austin, City of Austin, City of San Marcos, and Catellus.  Additionally, I’ve taken an active role in work on RFQ and RFP submissions, with the production of project renderings, and on managing programming for our projects. [email protected]
KU’s Health & Wellness program introduced me to an area of architecture that combines my interest in human-centered design with creative intellect to shape healthcare spaces essential to our communities. Shortly after graduating, I relocated to Minneapolis as a healthcare architect with HDR where I discovered the intricacies and challenges related to designing therapeutic, safe and restorative behavioral health environments. I’ve had many rewarding opportunities since joining HDR, including designing some of the world’s largest healthcare facilities, working abroad, and leading HDR’s behavioral health design studio, where I focus my energy on behavioral health design and planning. [email protected]
During the H&W Program, I interned with BWBR in Minneapolis and experienced working on healthcare projects for the first time. I mostly worked with Planners on Critical Access Hospitals and learned how to Benchmark. I found that planning a healthcare department/building was like solving a complex puzzle, except there were endless solutions. I loved it and left my internship feeling like I had found my purpose in architecture. Upon graduation I accepted my dream job with Hammel Green & Abrahamson (HGA) in their Healthcare Department in Milwaukee. I am currently on the Planning track and specifically have been working on Inpatient design, and love it. I have been able to help plan two new hospitals (inpatient buildings), renovate a Labor & Delivery department at a local hospital, work on a billion-dollar hospital project, and more. [email protected]
My name is Colleen Goodwin and I graduated from the Health and Wellness program in 2015. After graduation I moved to Dallas, TX to work for Corgan. I started out my career working in Data Centers and after a few years moved to Corgan’s Healthcare studio, bringing along with me experience in heavy MEP coordination as required for both data centers and hospitals. Since joining this studio, I’ve focused on a ground up hospital and a handful of medical office building fit-outs, working on both architecture and interiors scope. The project shown is Methodist Midlothian Hospital in Dallas (courtesy of Corgan). [email protected]
I graduated from KU’s School of Architecture in May of 2017, lined up with a full-time job at Lawrence Group Architects in St. Louis, thanks to the Health & Wellness program. Healthcare is Lawrence Group’s strongest design market, and my knowledge and experience I gained at KU has allowed me to work on some of the pivotal Healthcare projects in LG’s history. I worked on the brand new St. Louis University Hospital addition while still a H&W intern, which is LG’s biggest project to date. Upon graduation and coming back as a full-time employee, I worked on a complete gut renovation of the ICU at DePaul Hospital and a new PEDs department at St. Joseph’s-Lake St. Louis, which is the project shown (courtesy of the Lawrence Group). [email protected]
The past four years have been quite a ride!  I have worked on a myriad of Healthcare projects around the Bay Area and across the United States while working at the SmithGroup.  My primary focus has been on Medical Office Buildings; my responsibilities range from hopping on a project for an afternoon of detailing to acting as a Project Architect for small clinics.  I have been challenged to grow my both my architectural capabilities and my people skills.  I have developed my modeling and documentation proficiency and expanded my personal network across the United States.  Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed working on healthcare design. [email protected]
Since graduating in spring of 2018, I have been working at Neumann Monson Architects. Although my studio’s work is not directly related to healthcare, I find my experience in the program to be invaluable. The healthcare studios, especially with reference to evidence-based design, have given me unique perspective on architecture. [email protected]
While the Health and Wellness program was primarily focused on healthcare, I also gained experience in mixed-use and residential projects through my internship at HDR Architecture. This helped me realize that I was more drawn to the residential and mixed-use sector. I’ve now been at KTGY Architecture + Planning for over five years working on both of those. It’s important to apply the lessons learned through the Health and Wellness program to our residential designs, as we create spaces people will interact with every day. This makes the work meaningful and rewarding! The project shown is Downtown Superior in Superior, CO (courtesy of KTGY). [email protected]
In 2015 I interned at Lawrence Group and worked on a senior living project called Allegro – Richmond Heights, built in St. Louis Missouri. After graduation in December 2016, I moved to Denver, Colorado and started working at Rosemann & Associates. Over the past three years I’ve worked on historic preservation, low-income housing, hospitality, market-rate apartments, student housing, and senior living. I’m most proud of my work on HarborChase of South Oklahoma City, a 112-unit community which serves both Assisted Living and Memory Care residents (project shown, photo credit Aneka Interiors). I consider myself very lucky to work on the project from initial design to completion. [email protected]
The H&W program gave me an invaluable glimpse into the world of healthcare architecture. While many facets in healthcare design exist, those covered in the program proved beneficial to positioning myself for practice in the field. Additionally, I attribute achieving my Evidence Based Design accreditation and certification to the program!  The project shown is the SoLe Mia Medical Center at the University of Miami (courtesy of Perkins and Will). [email protected]