HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce the addition of Min Kim, PE, LEED to its Houston office as Associate Principal. Min brings expertise in patient-centered design and managing interdisciplinary projects to the firm's team of healthcare designers. His extensive knowledge of the local industry will support Arup's continuing work to develop sustainable and resilient healthcare design solutions.
"Min is a very well respected and knowledgeable leader in healthcare design," said Bill Scrantom, Arup's Americas Region Healthcare Leader. "His technical expertise and experience with integrated design teams is a perfect complement to our culture, and is just what the growing Texas healthcare marketplace needs."
"The most exciting part of this new opportunity at Arup is the ability to significantly impact the healthcare design community while making a positive contribution to my hometown," said Kim. "Utilizing Arup's large network of interdisciplinary specialists, I look forward to continuing to bring trusted, expert advice to our clients while pushing the boundaries of what is possible in designing the modern healing environment."
Kim comes to Arup from Affiliated Engineers, where he was Director of Operations and Healthcare Leader. Prior to that, he worked at Smith Seckman Reid and Syska Hennessy Group. His past projects include the LEED Silver-certified CHI St. Luke's Health at Springwoods Village; the Baylor College of Medicine – The Eye Institute; and the Williams P. Clements Jr. University Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where collaboration between the owner, design team, and construction team resulted in employing efficient speed-to-market strategies, including pre-fabricated and modular construction. He is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Houston Area Association of Healthcare Engineers (HAAHE).
Arup's healthcare portfolio includes the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital project, as well as the Calgary Cancer Center in Canada and the Dublin Children's Hospital.
The preeminent provider of engineering, consulting, planning, design, and technical specialist services in the built environment, Arup aims to do the best quality work across diverse specialties to deliver value to its clients and achieve a positive impact on our world. The firm opened its first US office over 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working with its clients. The firm's unique version of employee-ownership promotes long-term thinking and significant investment in research and innovation for the benefit of its clients. For additional information, visit Arup's website at www.arup.com and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas at doggerel.arup.com.
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