Asma Sanaee Named Healthcare Design Magazine Rising Star 2020

Asma Sanaee HDR
Asma Sanaee

Design Coordinator Asma Sanaee, LEED GA, EDAC, of our Arlington, Virginia, architecture studio has been named a Healthcare Design Magazine Rising Star. The magazine selected six winners for their 2020 awards program.

Born and raised in Iran, Sanaee relocated to the U.S. to pursue a Master of Architecture + Health degree at Clemson University. At HDR, she has honed her skills working on projects of all scales and types, including renovations and interior fit-outs.

"It’s really humbling to receive this recognition that validates a passion I have worked to realize in my professional life,” Sanaee said. “I’m proud to represent my talented team at HDR at the upcoming Healthcare Design Conference & Expo award ceremony.”

On one project, Inova Loudoun Hospital North Patient Tower, Sanaee began in a supporting role and quickly rose to a leadership position working directly with individual departments at the hospital and participating in multiple user group meetings to help define the client’s needs and gain valuable insight into the varied facets of a large healthcare organization. She also contributed significantly to the Sheltering Arms Institute project completed this year.

“Asma demonstrated her passion for healthcare design immediately upon arrival at HDR,” said Hank Adams, AIA, FACHA, global director of health at HDR. “We’re proud to have her on our team knowing that her focus is always on human experience and improving health outcomes within the built environment.”

Within HDR, Asma is a member of HDR’s Boost Leadership Program designed to invest in future leaders within the company and expose them to the business side of the practice through engagement with firm executives and leadership. She is an active member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Research Initiative Committee and is passionate about the empowerment of female leadership within the healthcare industry, shown by her involvement within the Women in Healthcare D.C. Chapter to connect and impact the community and local industry.