Healthcare Planner Wins Herman Miller Healthcare Scholar Award

(November 30, 2015) - Judith Crews, a Healthcare planner in Charlotte for our Healthcare Consulting practice, has received the Herman Miller Healthcare Scholar Award. As part of the award, Crews also received an Intern Architect Scholarship through which she attended the HealthcareDesign15 conference Nov. 14-17.

Crews was part of a select group to win the scholarship, which was based on education, healthcare experience and commitment to excellence in healthcare architecture. The scholarship program is a result of Herman Miller's continuing commitment to excellence in healthcare architecture and support of young architects.

HealthcareDesign15 is the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health's fall conference. It was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Crews has been with HDR's healthcare consulting practice since 2014.  She has worked on several large-scale healthcare projects including King Saud Medical Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a redesign project for Mission Health System in Asheville, North Carolina.

"I am honored to receive the award," Crews says. "Receiving the scholarship and attending the conference helped stimulate my eagerness for a deeper education and knowledge. It was a three-day immersion into some of the most recent developments and thought-provoking insights on this ever-changing design field."

"We are all very proud of Judith," says James J. Atkinson, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, HDR vice president and director, Healthcare Planning. "This honor reflects well on HDR and on Judith professionally. It shows that she is a talented young professional with a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to the healthcare architecture community."

Past HDR recipients of the Herman Miller Healthcare Scholar award are Josh Domingo and Charlie Meyer.