James W. Thomson, AIA, NCARB, has been named vice president and managing principal for AECOM’s Midwest region Buildings + Places practice, part of its Design and Consulting Services group. He brings 23 years of experience in design and leadership with expertise in healthcare environments.
Prior to joining AECOM, Thomson was with HDR where he led design teams in the development of major healthcare projects across North America. Throughout his career, he has worked with Penn State Hershey Medical Center Allina/Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, United/ Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Etobicoke Health Centre and Sheppard Pratt Health Systems.
“The healthcare marketplace is constantly evolving and we need to stay ahead of it,” says Thomson. “AECOM’s integrated and interdisciplinary platform enables us to guide our clients through the market’s complex demands and I am truly excited to help lead our teams in the Midwest design real solutions that foster a high quality patient experience.”