leads NBBJ’s healthcare design practice, the second-largest healthcare
architecture firm in the world and named one of the most innovative by Fast Company. She brings more than 25
years of expertise and strategic vision to all types of healthcare projects,
with a focus on academic medical centers, pediatric and teaching hospitals.
expertise in translating current and future programmatic and operational needs
into effective healing environments is applied to projects of diverse scales.
She recently led the healthcare planning and design efforts on the Kimmel
Pavilion at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and a medical center
at the American University of Beirut. Her recent work on the Massachusetts
General Hospital Lunder Building won numerous design and industry awards,
including a National Healthcare Design Award from the AIA Academy of
Architecture for Health.
engagements include presentations at the Economist,
Vanderbilt University, the Academy of Architecture for Health, Harvard
University Graduate School of Design's Executive Education Program, and the
Symposium of Healthcare Design. She has been interviewed by Fast Company, China Business Weekly and The Architects Newspaper. In 2012, Joan
was named as one of Healthcare Design magazine’s HCD 10. She was also a
recipient of the AIA / Academy of Architecture for Health’s Presidential
Citation Award and was included in Healthcare Design’s list of “Twenty Who Are
Making a Difference.”