WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading international architecture and design firm Perkins+Will today announces that Gregory Chang, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a Principal and will serve as an important firmwide healthcare design resource based in the Washington, DC office.
"My approach to client relationships aligns well with Perkins+Will's commitment to collaborative client engagement. The firm's belief in the transformational power of patient-centered design gives me a platform to continue to advance creative and innovative solutions for the challenges inherent in global healthcare design," said Chang. "Perkins+Will's agility to quickly leverage deep institutional knowledge and global resources promotes my focus to our client's best success."
Gregory Chang is widely recognized as a key contributor to the healthcare market across the country and internationally collaborating with a broad range of clients. Mr. Chang joins Perkins+Will from AECOM/Ellerbe Becket, where he served as Global Market Sector Leader for healthcare and life sciences. Over the course of his more than 21-year career, Chang has been recognized with 23 professional and healthcare industry awards. He regularly shares his knowledge through speaking engagements, juries and globally published works.
"We are very excited to have Gregory Chang join our healthcare team," said firmwide Healthcare Practice Leader Jean Mah FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP. "Greg's leadership and global experience will enhance our ability to deliver groundbreaking projects to our healthcare clients and also underscores the firm's commitment to excellence in healthcare design and planning."
Mr. Chang is Six Sigma Lean Certified through John Hopkins Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America. He has been involved with several notable healthcare projects including King Khalid Medical Center in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York; Kaiser Permanente, US Mid-Atlantic Region; and Samsung Cancer Center in Seoul, South Korea.
Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is a global interdisciplinary architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance society. With a staff of 1,500 in 24 locations worldwide, the firm serves clients across a broad range of project types and grounds its work in deep research. Perkins+Will ranks among the world's top design firms and is the recipient of hundreds of awards. Social responsibility is fundamental to the firm's outlook, work, and culture, and every year Perkins+Will donates one percent of its design services to non-profit organizations. With pioneering tools to advance sustainable design practices, the largest green building portfolio in North America, more than 1,000 LEED® Accredited Professionals, and a commitment to the 2030 Challenge, Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry's preeminent sustainable design firms. For more information, visit www.perkinswill.com.