Mind the Gap 2019

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What does it mean to be a healthcare design professional?

"Mind the Gap" between what you learned in school and what you learn in a professional studio. Join Array Architects and professionals in the DC Metro area as we:

  • Define what it means to be a healthcare design and management professional.
  • Address the misconception that studio-based creativity ends after undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Discuss which skills benefit healthcare architecture professionals most.
  • Explore traditional and non-traditional career opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare-based architectural design and management.

Event Details



Date:   April 6, 2019
Time:  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:  Herman Miller Showroom
900 G St. NW #100
Washington,DC 20001
Cost:  This is a free event open to all students
and professionals who wish to attend. 
Event Includes: • Presentations from healthcare architecture professionals
• A panel discussion
• Portfolio reviews
• A career fair and lunch 


Schedule at a Glance



10:00 AM Registration Begins / Doors Open
11:00 AM Introductions and Professional Presentations
12:00 PM Panel Discussion
1-3:00 PM Lunch, Portfolio Reviews, and Career Fair
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Directions & Lodging


Taking the Metro?

The nearest metro stop is Gallery Place Metro Station.

View/Download Metro System Map

Driving?

Street parking is available on G street, and parking garages are within close vicinity of the Show Room. Street parking and parking garages will require payment.

Click here for driving directions

Need hotel accommodations?

Although Array does not offer a hotel block for this event, there are resources you can use to secure your accommodations, such as Kayak, Airbnb, Groupon, etc.

Hotel rates can range from $100+ and it is recommended to confirm a reservation within your means. 

Don't forget your...

Business cards, resumes, business casual attire and an energetic readiness to meet and learn from professionals.

2019 Speakers

Tatiana Escobar 1
Tatiana Escobar
Perkins+Will: Associate Principal | Senior Project Architect

Tatiana Escobar is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Architect in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. Tatiana has been an integral part of the Healthcare practice at Perkins+Will’ Washington, DC office since 2007 and is a practice leader. She has over two decades of experience ranging from project design to project management and has worked on a wide variety of building types and master plans throughout her career. Since joining Perkins+Will Tatiana has focused on healthcare planning and design as well having construction oversight of numerous healthcare projects. She has a background that spans from conceptual planning to field experience which provides clients with a solid platform for analyzing design decisions.

Paul Braun 1
Paul Braun
Cumming Corporation | Project Manager

Paul is a senior level architect and development professional currently serving as Director for Cumming Corporation focusing on providing consulting and project management services for healthcare providers and systems. He has more than 30 years’ experience managing facility projects and fulfilling objectives and strategic facility visions for the healthcare sector. Paul has served as project manager and director for design and construction activities for Columbia Saint Mary’s Health System in Milwaukee and for Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic States Region.

Will Stann
Will Stann
Forrester Construction | Project Executive

Will has more than 16 years of experience in construction, building on his civil engineering degree and former military experience to form strong teams and provide leadership on a range of corporate initiatives. Will’s strengths include intricate phased projects in occupied spaces, subcontractor coordination, contract administration, base building and complex renovation work. He is known for the outstanding client service he provides, seeking ways to partner with his clients’ missions and engaging in connections that go beyond the projects he oversees. At Forrester, he leads a number of market sectors, working closely with education, healthcare, cultural, and faith-based clients.

Abby Ralph
Abigail Ralph
Children's National Health System | Project Manager

Abby Ralph, MS, MBA is a Project Manager in the Enterprise Project Management Office at Children’s National.  Abby joined Children’s National in 2011 and has worked within divisions such as strategic planning, primary care, neurosciences and finance.  She is currently working with Array to operationalize a primary care clinic with ample administrative space in the Shaw neighborhood and a subspecialty clinic in Friendship Heights.  Abby received her Bachelor’s degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto and completed a dual Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and Business Administration at the University of Maryland.

Wil Reynolds
William Reynolds
HITT Contracting, Inc. | Project Manager

Dedicated to sustaining collaborative relationships and exceeding client expectations, Wil is currently a Project Manager at HITT Contracting. As project manager, Wil oversees business development and the successful delivery of healthcare construction projects, based on the visions of owners and architects while providing value to clients and patients. Before HITT, Wil worked as a Project Engineer in multiple locations throughout the United States with large clients in the higher education and high-end retail markets.

Jennifer Matthews 1
Jennifer Matthews
Waldon Studio Architects: Associate AIA | Design Professional

Jennifer T. Matthews, Associate AIA is a Design Professional at Waldon Studio Architects in Washington, DC. With 4 years of healthcare design experience, Jennifer has served clients such as Kaiser Permanente, Children’s National, Washington Hospital Center, Johns Hopkins, and United Medical Center. She is the 2018 recipient of the Healthcare Design Magazine HCD 10 Educator Honor Award for her efforts of creating and managing Array Architects’ Mind the Gap event. Jennifer served as the 2013-2014 National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). She is a 2013 graduate of the Tuskegee University Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science and a Master of Arts candidate for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Business Design and Arts Leadership program.  

Parker Cutler
Parker Cutler
Array Architects: Associate | Interior Designer

Parker is a recent graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Interior Design. She is now an interior designer at Array Architects, where she began her career as an intern. Currently, she is working on a primary care outpatient clinic and a specialty outpatient clinic for Children’s National Health System. Parker has always been drawn to healthcare design because of the exciting challenge it presents in complying with strict requirements while creating a beautiful space. She is passionate about her work because of the opportunity it presents to impact people through healing and comforting environments when they are needed the most. 

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