LS3P is delighted to welcome Ronald H. Smith, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP, who joins the firm as a Healthcare Project Architect. Ron, a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, brings over 30 years of healthcare project leadership and management experience in the US, Asia, and Pacific Islands with hospitals, specialty clinics, cancer centers, academic medical centers, primary care clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities.
As a leader of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Ron has long promoted the building of shared knowledge among architects and clients about design of the healthcare environment and its impact on patient care. He is the founder of the AIA AAH Research Committee, the author of a resource page on Therapeutic Environments for the Whole Building Design Guide, and an Affiliate Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ron has also served as a Research Coalition Member for The Center for Health Design, an Advisory Council Member for the RED Center (Research, Education, & Design for art in healthcare settings) and an Advisory Council Member for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ron is certified in Lean for healthcare, and has written articles and spoken at numerous conferences on the topics of healthcare design practice, collaboration, therapeutic environments, and the use of research in practice. We look forward to drawing upon Ron’s invaluable knowledge as our healthcare market sector continues to thrive and grow.