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Tatiana Guimaraes has been selected to complete a three-year term with the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) board. She will be president-elect of the AIA AAH in 2015.
As a board member, her goals include leading the Next Generation Committee, focused on training young professionals to become future leaders in the profession. She also serves on the Summer Leadership Summit (SLS) Conference committee, which is developing conversation-starting topics and content.
The AAH mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others who share these priorities.
“I am delighted that Tatiana has been selected as the president-elect of the Academy for 2015,” said current president Charles H. Griffin, AIA, FACHA, EDAC. “Tatiana brings a solid record of supporting the AAH through her board service. She continues to be a champion for improving the Academy awards process. She is also always looking for opportunities for additional awards recognition that reflect the changing healthcare environment. I look forward to working closely with Tatiana.”
Guimaraes, CAU, international associate AIA, senior medical planner, has more than 13 years of diversified healthcare planning and design experience. She is a practice leader for the South Florida offices and has maintained major responsibilities across a broad spectrum of innovative projects leading planning teams in the creation of facilities throughout the United States. Her approach focuses on the importance of creating innovative planning that allows for future flexibility while designing healing environments for patients, staff and families.
HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $75 billion in more than 1,263 cities located in 80 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide.