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RTKL Healthcare Group Promotes 2 Longtime Leaders to Vice President

DALLAS — Global architecture, planning and design firm RTKL has promoted two Dallas-based healthcare leaders, James A. Johnson, AIA, and Irene Bickell, to vice president.

Johnson has 22 years of experience in all phases of architectural planning, design, project management and construction administration. He has worked exclusively on healthcare projects for the past 15 years.

His project experience, which ranges from complex, multi-phase renovations to large, free-standing hospitals, includes the Indiana Heart Hospital and renovation and new patient tower at Community Hospital South, both in Indianapolis; Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas; and Solomon Advanced Diagnostics Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University.

As part of RTKL’s Healthcare Technologies Group, Bickell leads large-scale project planning endeavors. She ensures a smooth process and positive results while managing the most complicated medical technology planning projects, including the acute care hospital replacement and expansion for Stanford University Medical Center; the replacement hospitals for the California Pacific Medical Center, Cathedral Hill in San Francisco and Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City; and the diagnostic center and inpatient tower for Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bickell has a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About RTKL: 
RTKL is a worldwide architecture, engineering, planning and creative services organization. Part of the ARCADIS global network since 2007, RTKL specializes in providing its multi-disciplinary services across the full development cycle to create places of distinction and designs of lasting value. RTKL works with commercial, workplace, public and healthcare clients on projects around the globe. Visit

ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, engineering and management services in infrastructure, environment and facilities, to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With more than 15,000 employees and € 2.0 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network that is supported by strong local market positions. More information can be found at


Posted August 3, 2011

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