Brian Giebink Promoted to Behavioral and Mental Health Lead at HDR

Brian Giebink

Brian Giebink, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, has been promoted to behavioral and mental health practice leader for HDR. In this role, Giebink will lead business development strategies for behavioral and mental health while also continuing his hands on role in project leadership and planning.

“Brian has been a clear influence on the growth of our behavioral and mental health practice at HDR,” said HDR’s Global Director of Health Hank Adams, AIA, FACHA, EDAC. “I am confident that he will continue to impact the way healthcare facilities improve behavioral and mental healthcare in this new role.”

Giebink’s work encourages clients to rethink behavioral and mental health environments to enable patients to live the most satisfying, hopeful and productive lives while improving the experience for family and staff. He has completed projects throughout the U.S., Canada and the Middle East. He has authored numerous articles and consistently speaks at industry conferences.

“As a behavioral health planner, Brian has developed a deep understanding through research, collaboration and advocacy,” said HDR’s Director of Health Planning James Atkinson, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP. “He approaches each project with his attention on the human experience and will be a great leader for our behavioral and mental health practice.”

Giebink was a key leader in the design of the award-winning Spero Academy, Healing Spirit House, and the recently completed Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare among many others around the world. He also led a team that developed the award-winning mental health patient room prototype OneHaven.

“We’ve been doing great things in communities around the world to inspire transformational outcomes of so many in need of behavioral and mental healthcare,” Giebink said. “As the demand for behavioral and mental health services continues to increase, I am excited to build on our successes by delivering empathetic and equitable spaces that will shape the future of mental healthcare.”

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