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.


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.

The Tradewell Fellowship typically occurs on a June to June cycle in participating healthcare offices.


From the beginning of my architectural education, what has fascinated me most is the influence the built environment can have on its occupants. Nowhere is this consideration more crucial than in healthcare spaces, where the design decisions we make as architects directly influence the healing and recovery of countless people. The Tradewell Fellowship will present me with unparalleled insight to the inner workings of health design, elevating my potential to make a meaningful impact.

Jack Reed Tradewell Fellow

We are now facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities in the healthcare industry. In this change, we need to be clear that we can not only provide clients and staff with a healing environment but also influence our community as a healthcare designer. EYP’s Tradewell Fellowship is a terrific opportunity for me to engage in theoretical research and practice simultaneously in creating a therapeutic and sustainable environment.

Liyang Zhang Tradewell Fellow

Tradewell Fellows

Grid of employees
    • 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.

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.