SmithGroupJJR Elects Three to Board of Directors

SmithGroupJJR has named three to join its Board of Directors.

From left: Bonnie Khang-Keating, William Kline, Joyce Polhamus

From left: Bonnie Khang-Keating, William Kline, Joyce Polhamus

Bonnie Khang-Keating
Bonnie Khang-Keating leads SmithGroupJJR’s Los Angeles, California studio. For healthcare client Kaiser Permanente, she led the firm’s Phase 2 design services for the 463-bed Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center replacement hospital. Khang-Keating also headed SmithGroupJJR’s design of the recently completed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center, West Hollywood, California, and a $30-million renovation of the University of Southern California Raulston Memorial Research Building, Los Angeles, currently in design. She led the firm’s recent commission of a new 110,000-square-foot, inpatient rehabilitation facility to be constructed at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California and is also directing master planning for Los Angeles County’s Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Khang-Keating is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Architecture, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture.

William Kline
William Kline, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, leads the SmithGroupJJR Health Studio in Washington, D.C., working with clients including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Genesis Health, Kaiser Permanente and University of Virginia. Kline has a special interest in project delivery methods and has lectured widely. He is serving as managing principal for two major hospital projects for Holy Cross Health, a CHE Trinity Health system in Maryland—the $200-million, bed tower expansion in Silver Spring, as well as the $200-million, 245,000-square-foot new hospital in Germantown, to be completed in October 2014. Kline has led many of the firm’s Veterans Affairs and military projects, including the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, Maryland, designed to treat service members with traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues. He is a LEED-accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council and received Evidence-Based Design accreditation and certification from The Center for Health Design.

Joyce Polhamus
Joyce Polhamus, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, is co-leader of the firm’s San Francisco Health Studio. During her 18 years with SmithGroupJJR, Polhamus has led projects spanning campus master plans, interior master plans and standards, renovations of all sizes and new facilities for ambulatory, acute and post-acute care. A specialist in design for the aging, recent projects include a 275,000-square-foot high-rise Continuing Care Retirement Community in Shanghai, China, which is under construction and slated for completion in 2015. In the U.S., Polhamus is leading the firm’s design of Peninsula Health Care District’s new 150,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility in Burlingame, California and the Ocean Landing senior living project, a new CCRC to be constructed in San Francisco for client SingHaiyi Group. She has an active leadership role in several healthcare projects for leading providers in northern California, including Marin General Hospital and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness and Geary campus. Polhamus is a LEED-accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council and received Evidence-Based Design accreditation and certification from The Center for Health Design.

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Posted June 17, 2014

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