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Cynthia Keeffe Joins HDR's San Francisco Studio as Regional Director for Health

HDR welcomes Cynthia Keeffe, AIA, ACHA, LEED BD+C, as a Regional Director for Health in the San Francisco architecture studio focusing on the west coast region. She brings more than 30 years of experience in architectural project management, planning and design and construction administration specializing in healthcare facility new construction and renovation projects.

Cynthia is passionate about engaging client and design teams to identify issues, establish operational, technical and functional priorities and finding solutions to complex problems. She says,

“My satisfaction comes from facilitating discussions about strategic direction, planning and design to create great buildings that support care. I believe that when we design great buildings, we have a positive impact on the care experience and that’s when the magic happens.”

Cynthia has led complex healthcare and research laboratory projects involving master planning, functional space programming, and design and construction administration. She has served as chairman of the Advanced Education Committee with the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and, for several years, developed and moderated the ACHA’s Master’s series. She is LEED BD+C accredited and is committed to incorporating sustainable practice into design solutions.

“Cynthia brings an added spark and a patient-centered vision to our already stellar HDR Health team. She is a nationally recognized industry thought leader and carries tremendous expertise in helping clients create valuable solutions to healthcare delivery.”

Hank Adams, Global Director, Health

In her role as Regional Director for Health, Cynthia is building and sustaining growth through client relationships, with a focus on strategic ideas and initiatives for project pursuit, initiation and implementation. She supports the HDR Architecture health practice creating planning and design solutions that address an evolving healthcare landscape. Cynthia says,

“I believe our role as healthcare architects is to be patient advocates and strategic partners with our clients. One of the best things about HDR is the amazing depth of resources available to clients and project teams.”

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