SmithGroup Elects Three to Board of Directors

Bonnie Khang-Keating, Bill Kline and Joyce Polhamus have been elected to the SmithGroup Board of Directors.

Bonnie Khang-Keating leads SmithGroup’s Los Angeles 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 SmithGroup’s design of the recently completed, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center, West Hollywood, Calif., 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, Calif. 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, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, leads the SmithGroup Health Studio in Washington, DC, 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 currently 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 award-winning National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Bethesda, Md., 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. Kline received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, followed by a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

Joyce Polhamus, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, is co-leader of the firm’s San Francisco Health Studio. During her 18 years with SmithGroup, 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. An internationally-recognized specialist in design for the aging, recent projects include a 275,000-square-foot high-rise Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Shanghai, China for Vcanland Development, now 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, Calif., 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 significant healthcare projects for leading providers in northern California, including Marin General Hospital and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) 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. Past chair of the American Institute of Architect’s Design for Aging Knowledge Community, Polhamus earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

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