Senior Architect | Director of Medical Planning, Raleigh

Senior Associate

Ron Smith, a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, brings over 30 years of Healthcare planning and design experience in project types including hospitals, specialty clinics, cancer centers, academic medical centers, primary care clinics, federally qualified health centers, and long-term care facilities.
Ron’s design expertise includes facility assessment, master planning, program management, project management for design and construction, functional and space programming, and Lean process design workshops. Ron is a leader in interdisciplinary design and collaborative stakeholder engagement.

As an active member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Ron promotes the building of shared knowledge among healthcare architects and clients about design and research on 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 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and is certified in Lean for healthcare.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: American Institute of Architects; USGBC LEED Accredited Professional; Evidence Based Design Accreditation; American College of Healthcare Architects