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FKP Architects Announces New Leadership

OsanFKP Architects Diane R. K. Osan, FAIA, ACHA, has been appointed as chairman of the board and chief visionary officer. In her role, Osan will direct the firm’s vision and strategy as it continues to help health and research institutions innovate.

Having focused on healthcare design for 30 years, Osan has been a pillar of FKP Architects’ design practice for more than 25 years. Beyond delivering millions of square feet of pediatric care environments, women’s health facilities and cancer care centers, she is passionate about educating the industry, speaking regularly at the nation’s top healthcare conferences and forums.

A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, her work has been internationally benchmarked as exemplary examples of leading edge design.

“Just as our clients must evolve to meet today’s challenges, we as their advisors must rethink how we practice too. It’s not business as usual. It’s time to think more broadly, explains Diane Osan. “My role as chief visionary officer is exciting because I still get to do what I love, advancing the human experience through architecture, while also having the opportunity to invest more energy into my other passion of seeking out new and different ways to elevate the health of our clients’ business through new processes and smart design.”

harrisIn addition, Richard M. Harris, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, has been named managing principal and chief operating officer.

For more than 30 years, he has specialized in helping health, research and academic institutions advance business through design. His tenure with FKP spans more than 20 years, delivering at all levels of project and firm leadership. His clients have included the world’s top organizations and a full range of award-winning facilities, from children’s and community hospitals to cancer treatment centers and research laboratories throughout North America and Asia.

A member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, Harris has also excelled on the business side of design, serving in a leadership capacity for numerous organizations such as the Houston AEC Leadership Forum and the Houston Lean Construction Institute Steering Committee.

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Posted January 17, 2012

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