Mark Vaughan, AIA, FACHA

Studio Leader, Dallas

Mark is the Director of the Healthcare Sector’s Dallas office. He has helped develop over 3 million SF of institutional work. His expertise includes campus and facility master planning and the architectural design of numerous complex multi-phased renovation projects. Mark specializes in the design of patient and family-centered care environments, with particular interest in planning and design principles fostering patient safety and lean thinking. He has featured these topics in many of his credited published articles. Mark’s innovative and solution-centric approach has resulted in state-of-the-art medical facilities serving as national bench-marking quality. He has lectured at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design’s healthcare facility planning and design professional development courses.


Healthcare institutions are designing emergency departments that address the ever-evolving needs of patients, staff, and visitors. Medical Construction & Design discusses new trends in ED design, including open team workstations and layouts planned to minimize wait and patient turnaround times.

We believe that we are human beings, caring for other human beings. That simple, profound statement is at the top of the list of Planetree beliefs. Although not every hospital is a part of the Planetree organization, an international advocacy group that partners with healthcare providers to create and support patient-centered care and cultures, healthcare facilities across the country are keenly focused on caring for patients, families and, just as importantly, staff. More

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