Shepley Bulfinch is pleased to welcome healthcare planning and design leader David H. Derr, AIA, as a principal in the firm’s Phoenix office, where he will lead the healthcare practice in the Southwest.

In announcing the appointment, Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge said: “David’s strategic understanding of regional and national healthcare trends are a real strength as we advances our presence in the expanding healthcare markets of the West and Southwest.”

David has led healthcare planning and design projects that span the US and the Middlle East, with experience in expanding firms’ healthcare practices. His notable project work includes a replacement medical center for Kaiser Permanente (San Leandro CA); the flagship ambulatory care center for Group Health Cooperative (Bellevue WA); and a proposed cardiac center in Bahrain.

“As a healthcare architect who is keenly aware of the fundamental impact of design on the quality of care, I’m particularly pleased be helping lead Shepley Bulfinch’s healthcare practice,” said David. “Shepley has the rare ability to bring planning, clinical best practice, design excellence, and execution together in its facilities.”

David is a member of the AIA and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree Ohio University.