Jill Bergman speaking at conference

AIA Elevates HDR’s Jill Bergman to College of Fellows

Jill Bergman
Jill Bergman

Jill Bergman, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, senior health strategist at HDR, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. One of AIA's highest distinctions, the College recognizes AIA members who exemplify excellence for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.

During Bergman’s over 30-year career, she has inspired many through her advocacy, mentorship, and knowledge sharing. She has held sustained leadership positions in professional organizations both locally and across the U.S., including the AIA/Academy of Architecture for Health, AIA San Francisco Chapter, the Foundation for Health Environments Research, the Association of Medical Facility Professionals, and the American College of Healthcare Architects. 

“I have had the pleasure to closely follow Jill’s remarkable career path from a young healthcare professional to a proven leader among her peers,” said James R. Diaz, FAIA, FACHA, principal emeritus at kmd architects, who sponsored Bergman’s elevation to AIA Fellow. “Her passionate voice and sound counsel always carry great weight and deliver positive impacts on both current and future generations of architects.”

Bergman’s passion for service and mentorship and her desire to advance personal and professional development opportunities for her colleagues and peers is integral to her career and commitment to the healthcare design profession. In 2023, Bergman was also elevated to the ACHA College of Fellows.

“We have all benefited greatly from Jill’s selfless commitment to advancing our profession,” said HDR President of Architecture Doug Wignall, FAIA. “She is the consummate advocate, consistently dedicating her time and talents to advance the tenets upon which AIA was founded: to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.”

Based in HDR’s San Francisco architecture studio, Bergman’s project experience and knowledge cover all aspects of healthcare architecture and design, from academic medical campuses to specialty care facilities. She is a trusted partner for our clients and an astute leader of large teams for complex projects.

Bergman will be honored with her Fellowship medal at the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony in Washington, D.C., during the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024.

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