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Charles Griffin, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC

Senior Director, Healthcare

Senior Principal

A consummate visionary, Charles is passionate about sharing knowledge to globally enhance and advance the design and planning of hospitals. Through his leadership of and involvement with such organizations as American College of Healthcare Architects (FACHA), AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), Texas Society of Architects, American Society for Hospital Engineering (ASHE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Construction Industry Council (CIC), he has maintained industry partnerships and collaborations resulting in healthcare facilities that meet evolving standards and research, while balancing the needs of patients, staff, and families with medical technology.

Charles is an acknowledged national leader in healthcare design, and has been responsible for many of EYP’s largest projects throughout the country. His nearly three decades of service to the firm will ensure continuity while establishing a new generation of leadership.

Publications

How American healthcare facilities may adapt based on lessons learned from COVID-19. More

Charles H. Griffin, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and was invested to the College of Fellows at this year’s AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. More

You’re a healthcare project manager responsible for constructing a new building in your system, and it’s time to review and make recommendations to your leadership on the project delivery approach. This is the legal/contractual arrangement that will define the relationships that the hospital will have with the project delivery team, including the design team and consultants, and the construction team and its subcontractors.

What are your project delivery options and how do they vary?

Contracting methods are evolving in response to the challenges of delivering a successful, large-scale healthcare project. Meanwhile, as the Affordable Care Act is more clearly understood, most hospitals are learning to work with the regulations and are motivated by new reimbursement models to pursue outpatient or ambulatory care sites. This trend moves patient care away from the inpatient environment and into smaller, less complex facilities.

Depending upon the type, scope, and scale of a project, the delivery method of choice will vary. Further complicating the picture, there are a variety of pros and cons to consider within even the most successful delivery methods. 

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Healthcare Design asks leading healthcare design professionals, firms, and owners to tell us what’s got their attention and share some ideas on the subject. More