WHR Architects Expands Healthcare Presence, James Case to Lead Healthcare Practice

NEW YORK, N.Y. — WHR Architects has announced the opening of a new office in New York City. This strategic decision was based on WHR’s dynamic growth and its recent merger with EYP. WHR will expand and grow operations to better serve existing and new clients in the tri-state area.

WHR_JamesCase_MG_6261_01152015The office’s healthcare design efforts will be led by James Case, AIA, LEED AP, a firm principal and senior medical planner with a long history of successful project delivery in the region. “Jim’s collaborative approach and his exceptional technical and local regulatory knowledge have earned him wide respect among his clients and colleagues. His long-held belief in the power of design to positively influence the patient experience makes him an ideal addition to the WHR team,” says David Watkins, FAIA, founding principal of WHR and healthcare sector leader.

WHR has had a long-standing, ongoing presence in the northeast with clients in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Current work includes projects for the Meridian Health System in New Jersey at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. In Connecticut WHR has designed a major ground-up expansion and modernization of Stamford Hospital, which is under construction. WHR recently completed a state-of-the-art research and clinical Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory, for the New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

EYP has also successfully worked with healthcare and medical research institutions in the region, including the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and the Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry & Bioengineering Institute at NYU, the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brookhaven National Laboratories, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, CUNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and the White Plains Hospital.

Case has developed long-term, hands-on relationships with many healthcare and health science institutions in New York City and the surrounding region over the past 23 years, where he has provided a wide range of design services, from master planning to new construction and renovations.

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Posted January 15, 2015

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