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Shepley Bulfinch Welcomes David H. Derr as Principal in Phoenix Office

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Shepley Bulfinch has welcomed healthcare planning and design leader David H. Derr, AIA, as a principal in the firm’s Phoenix, Ariz. office, where he will lead the healthcare practice in the Southwest.

Derr_sm_300 dpiIn announcing the appointment, Shepley Bulfinch President Carole Wedge said, ”David’s strategic understanding of regional and national healthcare trends are a real strength as we advance our presence in the expanding healthcare markets of the West and Southwest.”

Derr has led healthcare planning and design projects that span the U.S. and the Middle East, with experience in expanding firms’ healthcare practices. His notable project work includes a replacement medical center for Kaiser Permanente (San Leandro, Calif.); the flagship ambulatory care center for Group Health Cooperative (Bellevue, Wash.) and a proposed cardiac center in Bahrain.

“As a healthcare architect who is keenly aware of the fundamental impact of design on the quality of care, I’m particularly pleased to be helping lead Shepley Bulfinch’s healthcare practice,” said Derr. “Shepley has the rare ability to bring planning, clinical best practice, design excellence and execution together in its facilities.”

Derr is a member of the AIA and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ohio University.

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Posted October 14, 2013

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