James Atkinson, HDR

James Atkinson, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Director, Health Planning

Jim is a recognized expert in the planning and design of complex state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, bringing transformative ideas to a variety of healthcare planning and design projects. He has dedicated his 25-year career exclusively to the design of health and wellness facilities. He is known for his work in designing flexible environments that encourage collaboration, accommodate advanced technology and support leading research to develop positive outcomes.

Jim has contributed to the design and planning of over 20 million square-feet of built healthcare environments, many of which have received international design awards. He shares his expertise by frequently speaking at national and international conferences and has been published in a number of healthcare publications.