Dennis Vonasek, AIA, ACHA, has transferred to HGA Architects and Engineers’ Washington, D.C. office as vice president and healthcare practice group leader. Robert Cull, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has recently been hired as associate vice president and healthcare practice group leader in the Los Angeles, California office.
Dennis Vonasek Vonasek will direct strategic business development and client relations for the office’s growing Healthcare Practice Group serving the mid-Atlantic region. He has more than 25 years of healthcare design, medical planning and project management experience, including 15 years with HGA, where he most recently served as Healthcare Practice Group Leader in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office. Under his leadership, he expanded client services in core specialties, including design for aging, behavioral health, emergency medical services, pediatrics, outpatient services, campus planning and international healthcare.
His medical planning and design approach includes leading clients through strategic visioning sessions and Lean process improvement exercises that improve the patient/family experience and business model.
Vonasek has directed projects for such clients as the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Children’s National Health System, St. Peter’s Health Partners, the University of Virginia Health System and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
He has a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts and Environmental Design from North Dakota State University. He has presented at major industry conferences, including Healthcare Design Expo + Conference, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, ASHE PDC and ACE Summit and Reverse Expo. He also has written articles for Healthcare Building Ideas, Medical Construction & Design and Behavioral.net.
Robert Cull Cull will direct new business development opportunities, client relations and team processes for the growing healthcare group serving clients in southern California.
He has more than 30 years of experience leading planning, design and delivery of large, complex healthcare projects throughout California and nationally. His work includes campus master planning, academic medical centers, acute care facilities, ambulatory care centers and clinics for leading providers, including City of Hope National Medical Center, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Before joining HGA, he was senior vice president and managing principal with HOK, where he directed a multidisciplinary design team serving the healthcare, aviation + transportation and science + technology markets. Previously, he was executive project director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he directed the design and construction of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion and multiple campus master planning and design projects.
Cull has a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University.