John Hitron, AIA
Design Project Manager
Hospital design plays a crucial role in patient safety and maximizing the quality of care. Complexity of healthcare design requires bringing together designers, hospital administrators, facility managers, engineers, and key members of the construction community to provide an inspired and functional environment.
Philosophy of Design: I have found that all healthcare projects are multi-faceted endeavors. There are Owners, staff, and patients who all have their own special expectations. The architect’s task is to bring all the wants and needs together in a space that works well for all.
Excitement about your project: The thing that excites me about healthcare is the important role it plays in everyone’s life. Whether it is an annual check-up or a major illness, the spaces we design will affect them all. My goal is to provide a built environment which gives comfort and helps the healing process.
Sampling of Project Experience: Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centres – Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar, Pakistan; Jewish Hospital Emergency Department; Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital; Baptist Hospital East; University of Louisville Biomedical Research; Hopkins County Regional Medical Center; University of Louisville Hospital; James Graham Brown Cancer Center; Jefferson Community and Technical College New Science/Allied Health Building