SmithGroup Integrates Health Studios in San Francisco

SmithGroup has integrated its Health Studio in San Francisco, Calif. to respond to the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.

Carl Christiansen, AIA, LEED AP, and Joyce Polhamus, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, will be the co-leaders of the new 50-member health studio (one of six in SmithGroup’s national health practice). Polhamus joins Christiansen in her new role after leading the office’s health interiors and senior living studio since 2004, serving clients both in the U.S. and abroad.

“The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly integrated across the care delivery continuum. Combining the expertise of our health practice into one studio will allow us to  best serve our clients,” said William Diefenbach, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, who oversees SmithGroup’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. “With Joyce Polhamus and Carl Christiansen as co-studio leaders of our health studio, we strengthen our commitment to a holistic and integrated approach to design.”

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