Anosha Zanjani Named a Healthcare Design Rising Star

Anosha Zanjani HDR
Anosha Zanjani

Anosha Zanjani, behavioral health designer at HDR, has been named a 2022 Healthcare Design Magazine Rising Star. The magazine grants the awards to individuals involved in healthcare design for fewer than ten years.

“I feel deeply honored to be among this class of distinguished architects and designers. I have had a deep passion for improving the quality of care for those facing mental health issues for over a decade and am very excited to see our industry’s attention placed upon how space and our built environment impact the treatment and recovery of those facing mental health issues,” Zanjani said. “We have a long way to go but our future looks bright, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the solution alongside my incredible colleagues at HDR who encourage me to push boundaries every day.”  

Based in HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, Zanjani has made significant contributions to both the industry and HDR through great project work, research, publications, public speaking, and business development. She recently presented “Regenerative Building Design Realities” at the 2022 SXSW Conference, a presentation focused on the environment’s impact on mental health. Zanjani has also presented at the American Institute of Architects Architecture for Health Committee Spring Conference, the AIA Seattle Architecture for Health Committee, and on The Center for Health Design Webinar Icons and Innovations series.

“Anosha is emerging as a highly creative and powerful voice in the rapidly evolving behavioral health design industry,” said Hank Adams, AIA, FACHA, HDR's global director of health at HDR. “She understands the impact of new care models and evolving treatment venues on the social well-being of communities. Anosha has the potential to redefine how people receive care and improve health outcomes.”

Recently, Zanjani played an influential role in the planning and predesign study of the new child and adolescent behavioral health facility, Zucker Hillside Hospital. She has also played a key role in prioritizing regenerative design in the planning and diagramming of a new net-zero carbon behavioral health facility for King County in Seattle.

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