Architects for Health Executive Committee
Chair: John Cooper B.A.(Hons) Dip. Arch. Cantab RIBA
As chair of Architects for Health, John wants to raise the quality of design in healthcare and improve and reform its architecture by engaging in an active programme of events, discussions and visits.
John Cooper is Director of John Cooper Architecture. He combines a wide experience of management and leadership with enjoyment of designing buildings. John has expertise in the design of housing, education, university and regeneration projects. He combines an expert understanding of health planning with genuine design skills at both a strategic and a detailed level. He has an ability to engage with clients and end users.
John is a regular speaker at conferences in the UK and overseas and has written for all the architectural professional journals in the UK.
Secretary: Paul Murphy Grad DipArch (Dist), DipArch RIBA
Paul Murphy was appointed Secretary for Architects for Health in December 2010 and is assisting with the management and organisation of the society.
Paul has a keen interest in the role architecture plays in shaping our healthcare environment and has twenty years experience of working in this sector.
Following earlier experience with Avanti Architects and thirteen years with Todd Architects, Paul established his own practice in 2007 and has designed a wide range of healthcare facilities and has seen these delivered through a variety of procurement routes. The range of projects Paul has worked on include primary care centres through to the masterplanning of acute hospitals.
Treasurer: Jane McElroy
Jane wants to develop AfH as a sustainable, knowledge-sharing organisation that can extend its message across the UK and abroad.
Jane is a Principal at NBBJ Architects, an international practice with extensive experience in healthcare design. Over the past fifteen years, of her architectural career, Jane has focused on healthcare projects ranging in scope from a highly acclaimed ambulatory care and diagnostic centre to major academic teaching hospitals. In particular, she has directed her efforts to initial briefing, user engagement, medical planning and the integration of these aspects within the broader design process.
Jaime Bishop MARCA RIBA
Jamie is trying to encourage healthy debate and scrutiny of healthcare. He conceived and organises the AfH Annual Student Healthcare Design Award which launched in 2007.
Jaime Bishop is a Director at Fleet Architects in London and has sat on the Executive board of AfH since 2006. Originally Jaime’s involvement in AfH was to stir up more critical debate of design in healthcare at a time when the country was undertaking an unprecedented hospital building program. Allied to this aim Jaime conceived and organised the student design award. The dual aim of the competition was to attract architecture students to explore exciting and challenging healthcare topics, which Jaime views as a fertile and under-explored territory, while also trying to inspire existing practitioners within the sector.
Claudia Bloom BA Hons, Dip Arch Hons, RIBA
Claudia has been a member of AfH and subsequently a committee member for quite a few years now…. Her involvement with healthcare design commenced with a hospital client who had dispensed with all traditional briefing tools. Since then she has found healthcare design to be one of the greatest intellectual and design (resolution of complexity with inadequate budget) challenges of the world of architecture. Claudia enjoys organising visits and trips to new buildings in the UK and abroad and these have included Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Brazil, Peterborough…
Claudia has worked at Avanti Architects since 1994 and was appointed a director in 2002.
Membership Secretary: Roy Carroll BA.Dip Arch. MA RIBA
As a way of sharing interest and knowledge to improve our work, I want to see AfH grow, raise our visibility, strengthen our voice and increase in number those of us who could benefit from the wealth of expertise within our membership.
To help achieve this in practical terms, as membership secretary, I am involved in trying to recruit new members, keeping our mailing list up to date as well as trying to reconnect with members whose contact details have changed. I also remind members to renew subscriptions. This is essential since our finances are dependent on annual subscriptions and event sponsorship.
Roy Carroll is an Architect at BDP working on major projects in the healthcare field. His interest in healthcare design started at WGI in the 80s until the recession at the end of that decade gave him the opportunity to work with VSO on school projects in Bhutan and refugee projects in Nepal. After returning to the UK he renewed his interest in healthcare design and obtained a masters degree at the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU).
His later experience includes: Planning and consultancy work for foreign ministries in East Africa and South Asia; Major projects in the healthcare field; Leading teams planning large general hospitals; Developing proposals with clinicians, contractors and co-ordination with other design team consultants.
Carole Crane Dip Arch. RIBA
Carole’s aim at present is to help steer the issue of proper briefing and the future production and use of Guidance Notes. Too much time is spent talking about the problems; AfH could be proactive and become instrumental in forcing all parties to act in unison to bring about change and innovation.
Carole currently works as a freelance healthcare planning consultant, primarily with Archealth, a company she formed together with Glynis Meredith-Windle, clinical nurse planner. She has recently retired from full time employment as a healthcare architect formerly working for HLM Architects in their London office.
Carole’s teachers and mentors have traced a direct line from the pioneering work of LDW in the 1960s and 70s and she has applied the lessons she has learned to all the schemes she has worked on. Her experiences have made her determined to do things better and to try to educate the next generation of young architects to do the same. She has succeeded in persuading many a new graduate that there is more to hospital design than room loading and has encouraged several to tackle creatively the apparently repetitive problems encountered in hospital design.
Rosemary Jenssen – IHEEM/HEI organiser
Rosemary’s aim is to help promote Best Practice in healthcare design to the widest possible audience.
Rosemary has recently established Jenssen Architecture Limited, to provide independent specialist healthcare design advice. Previous experience includes 17 years at Devereux Architects, having been appointed a main board director specialising in healthcare in 2001. Rosemary was educated at the Welsh School of Architecture, University of Wales College Cardiff.
Rosemary has been involved with the production of design proposals for a number of award winning healthcare projects, ranging from refurbishments to major new build redevelopments. She has successfully delivered projects under a variety of different procurement routes including traditional, develop and construct, PFI and the ProCure 21+ framework. Rosemary is a regular speaker at conferences in the UK, CEE and the Middle East.
Rosemary is the lead stand organizer for the IHEEM annual conference and other regional events such as HEI.
Jane Ho BA Hons, Dip Arch, MSc, RIBA
Jane believes that AfH is the forum for encouraging knowledge dissemination for healthcare professionals who have a shared focus of creating quality healthcare design that improves user experience and well-being. Jane is a Senior Associate at NBBJ Architects and has over twelve years of healthcare experience on a range of project sizes including LIFT health centres to larger acute care PFI hospitals. She enjoys the challenge of a complex brief through medical planning and user engagement and strives to develop considered approaches to designing for the healthcare environment. Her interests were further reflected in obtaining her MSc Planning Buildings for Health degree at MARU.
Jane’s aim is to promote further awareness of the group to the wider audience by assisting with the organisation of events, visits & student charette & developing sponsorships – feel free to contact her if you have any ideas or suggestions.
Ana is interested in examining healthcare design ideas that are capable of adapting to technological innovations, expanding needs, fluid delivery of care, sustainability demands and budgetary constraints by exploring new trends in the design, medical and science and technology industry.
Ana is an Associate at HDR, Inc., a global Architectural/Engineering firm, with twenty years of experience in the healthcare and science and technology sectors in Europe and abroad. Ana has worked for many prestigious clients and her work has ranged from small to large scale facilities including replacement hospitals, children’s hospitals, specialized healthcare centres, ambulatory cares and research buildings.
Chris is responsible for developing sponsorship for AfH events and activities. Chris has always been a strong believer in the strength of AfH as a vehicle for disseminating information on important issues in healthcare design and thereby raising overall healthcare design standards.
Chris first joined the AfH executive committee in 2005, after many years as a member. He is Director of International Development at Nightingale Associates, and has extensive experience, in healthcare projects, specializing particularly in major PPP hospital developments, and strategic hospital planning. Chris has presented on design quality in the healthcare PPP process at international conferences in France, Singapore, and South Africa, and was a member of the NHS Design Review Panel.
Leslie Welch, Barch(Hons), RIBA, RIAS
Since graduating from Strathclyde University in 1973, I have specialised in the design and delivery of major healthcare facilities throughout theUKand abroad, in the firm belief that good architecture can enhance the healing process. I hope to further promote this ethos through my active participation in Architects for Health.
I would like to encourage a more nationwide perspective within Architects for Health by establishing a wider network of affiliated regional interest groups inScotland,Wales, andIrelandand forging closer links with allied professional institutes and the wider construction industry in these locations.
I am an advocate of collaborative working within the healthcare construction sector and aim to encourage this approach further through my involvement with AfH, as I believe that the proactive sharing of cross disciplinary skills, knowledge, and experience can make a substantial contribution to improving the quality and impact of healthcare design and procurement.
Architects for Health Presidents
Joint Presidents: Ray Moss and Ann Noble
Programme Director: Susan Francis BA (Hons); AA Dip; MARCA
Susan is a founder member of Architects for Health and is passionate about achieving good quality design for healthcare and making Architects for Health a centre of excellence for disseminating and sharing good practice.
Susan’s recent experience as Special Advisor for Health at CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) includes chairing the NHS Design Review Programme, directing research and policy development with the Department of Health on community hospitals and sustainable design, and devising and developing the Future Health Initiative.
At the NHS Confederation Susan worked with the Future Healthcare Network to facilitate a learning network for NHS Trusts engaged in major capital developments for hospital, primary care and mental health services.
Qualified as an architect, Susan has worked in practice and as an academic developing research, presentations, publications and post graduate training in the UK and abroad.