WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rick Bond joins HKS as federal healthcare strategy leader and senior vice president. He works with federal clients to deliver healthcare facility solutions in the taxpayers’ best interest.
His 30-year career in the Army Medical Service Corps included planning, programming, funding and design services, as well as onsite construction management, for billions of dollars of worldwide medical care and research facilities for the Army Surgeon General and the Military Health System. He understands the qualities of leadership, technical excellence and teamwork required to deliver mission-critical project solutions within an increasingly complex federal resourcing environment.
Bond joins HKS as a key part of a strategic plan to continue an extensive history of architectural service to public healthcare institutions at the federal, state and local levels. HKS is presently providing design and construction services for more than $2.5 billion in military healthcare construction including the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; replacement hospitals at Fort Hood, Fort Knox and Camp Pendleton; and renovations at Womack Army Medical Center and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center.
While studying architecture at Princeton, Bond took the school motto of “In the Nation’s Service” to task. Having grown up in a military family, he attended on an ROTC scholarship, which led to him earning a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Engineering in Construction Management. He rounded out his education with a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
His assignments in federal service led to the growth of the Department of Defense’s medical construction program to unprecedented levels, the adoption of acquisition-new DoD techniques, the establishment of the National Inter-Agency Biodefense Medical Research Campus and the successful completion of BRAC medical construction in the National Capital Area.
Retiring as a colonel, his final position on active duty was as the Commander of the U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency, overseeing all major Army medical investments around the world. During his command, he oversaw the planning, programming and strategic messaging of most of the medical treatment facility construction that the U.S. Army is executing today in support of BRAC decisions including the growth and global re-stationing of Army forces and for re-invigorated investment levels to reverse historical erosion of funding levels.
In addition, he provided planning, funding and design oversight for construction of the new U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Md.; the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.; and construction oversight of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Forest Glen Annex, Md.
Most recently, he served as deputy director for facilities at the Joint Task Force Capital Medicine, providing oversight and guidance for more than $2 billion in critical DoD investments at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at Fort Belvoir, Va.
HKS, ranked among the top healthcare-specialized architectural firms by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture, understands and embraces holistic healthcare. Operating from 23 offices – including Washington, D.C. – throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom, Middle East, India and China, the firm focuses on innovative design, process and delivery. Through a focused visioning approach, HKS collaborates with each client to evaluate transformational concepts that support and improve the patient and family experience, operational efficiency, the latest in technology and future flexibility. For more information, visit www.hksinc.com.