The Tradewell Fellowship

The Fellowship offers a fast-track to collaborating with clients and thought leaders - positioning tomorrow's healthcare planners and designers for rapid career advancement to design, build, and heal.

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The Tradewell Fellowship offers aspiring healthcare architects exceptional career-building opportunities. Named in honor of the late Gary Tradewell, a former Vice President and Medical Planner, it is the most established fellowship of its kind with over two decades of legacy and counting!

Fellows will be immersed in the field and have the opportunity to continue their education with an individual healthcare architecture research topic of their choice. Other benefits of the Tradewell fellowship include funding to attend a national conference of choice, direct involvement in client user meetings, and travel opportunities. By the end of their fellowship year, participants are well positioned for career advancement and leadership roles.

Check back this fall for information on applying for the 2023-2024 Tradewell Fellowship.

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I am humbled to join the legacy of the Tradewell Fellowship, following a group of individuals whose passion for people, healthcare, and innovation have pushed the boundaries of design excellence in thought and practice. My pursuit of architecture began as a desire to impact communities, whose interaction with healthcare environments often come at vulnerable times. Through this immersive experience, I look forward to engaging with today’s leading challenges in healthcare and the built environment through collaboration, research, and design.

Calise Gritters Tradewell Fellow

My passion for healthcare design has grown out of a desire to work on a variety of complex multifaceted projects and the opportunities they provide to create positive outcomes for all occupants. Each project comes with its own inherent set of challenges, offering unlimited learning and growth potential. When considering the fact that the end result of each project is a space that has been designed to contribute to improved health and wellbeing, it is very easy to stay passionate about what I do. The Tradewell Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to combine my passion for evidence-based design and research to elevate my potential to make a meaningful impact through design.

Dani Kolker Tradewell Fellow

Tradewell Fellows

    • 2021-22 - Calise Gritters, Dani Kolker
    • 2020 - Jack Reed, Liyang Zhang
    • 2019 - Mariah Gresko, Lam Nguyen
    • 2018 - Wenz Tuttle
    • 2017 - Jacqueline Guerra
    • 2016 - Jessica Welch
    • 2015 - ZhouZhou Su
    • 2014 - Renee Fiala
    • 2013 - Shuo Yang
    • 2012 - Akshay Sangolli
    • 2010 - Stephanie Schwindel
    • 2009 - Kelly Thomas
    • 2008 - Diana Anderson
    • 2007 - Diane Griffin
    • 2006 - Elizabeth Schmitz
    • 2005 - Shouvik Chakraborty
    • 2004 - Hilal Ozcan
    • 2003 - Sarah (Henry) Fronick
    • 2002 - Bhargav Goswami
    • 2001 - Paula Cepparo
    • 2000 - Tushar Gupta
    • 1999 - Dera-Jill Lamontagne
    • 1998 - Lia Rodi
    • 1997 - Maurie Duderstadt Gray

    Retroactive Fellows

    • Victor Lange
    • Mark Vaughan
    • Leslie Stubblefield
    • William Schlein

Guidance and Inspiration

Since the establishment of the Fellowship, five successive Curators have advanced Gary Tradewell's vision of healing environments, collaborative design, mentorship, and knowledge sharing. The Curator is responsible for mentoring the Fellow, coordinating project assignments, and organizing Tradewell events and deadlines, and representing the Fellowship within and outside the firm. Each Curator embodies the firm's commitment to excellence through guiding and inspiring tomorrow's thought leaders.

  • Kirk 2.jpgKirk Hamilton
  • Charles Cadenhead_01 BW.jpgCharles Cadenhead
  • Lia Johnson 418-1041.jpg Lia Rodi
  • Stephanie Schwindel_01 BW_0.jpgStephanie Schwindel
  • Renee Fiala__01 BW.jpgRenee Fiala

Join the Legacy

The Tradewell Fellowship is a unique program which encourages motivated young professionals to create their own career path and contribute original research to the profession. Articles or chapters by past Fellows have appeared in publications including Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach, Designing for Multidisciplinary Rounding Practices in the Critical Care Setting, and Society for Critical Care Medicine’s Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Design.

Liyang Zhang and Jack Reed

Training Tomorrow's Medical Planners

EYP’s Tradewell Fellowship, now in its 22nd year, has been an important milestone in the careers of its dedicated and successful alumni. Learn more about the newest Tradewell Fellows, Jack and Liyang.

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