Bringing added experience, resources and infrastructure to grow the firm’s healthcare marketshare and position in Northern California

HMC Architects announced that Senior Healthcare Planner Chris Naughton, AIA, ACHA was promoted to healthcare practice leader. As part of an ongoing strategy to invest in the practice’s future and overall position in the Northern California region, the firm has also added two seasoned healthcare professionals to its Sacramento and San Jose, California offices to build HMC’s bench strength in the healthcare market.

Continuing to serve as senior healthcare planner for the firm in HMC’s Sacramento, California office, Naughton—in his new role—is responsible for the strategic vision and overall performance of the firm’s healthcare practice.

“We are thrilled that Chris wanted to take on this leadership role,” said Brian Staton, president and CEO of HMC Architects.”His experience and commitment to helping our healthcare clients navigate change is unmatched, and we look forward to growing our business with Chris at the helm.”

Since joining HMC in 2016, Naughton has earned an amazing reputation with the clients he serves. A native New Yorker now living in Vallejo, California, he has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has been largely involved in HMC’s active pursuit of new work, as well as the masterplanning of large projects, including: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Stanford Valley Medical Center, Adventist Health Lodi Medical Center, and the Kaiser Permanente Fresno Emergency Department expansion.

With a passion for guiding clients on the future of building construction, code changes, costs, and alternate approaches to delivering care, Naughton is known as a trusted advisor of spaces and buildings in the complex and constantly evolving healthcare market. In addition to serving clients and making sure that HMC is even more responsive to their needs as they look to the future of healthcare, Naughton’s duty as practice leader is to grow the firm’s marketshare in Northern California, build its talent bench, and become known to the area’s academic medical centers.

Naughton’s appointment comes at a time when the firm is capitalizing on significant opportunities in the healthcare sector, and is currently designing projects for some of the nation’s largest providers in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, and Arizona. For HMC clients, the leadership moves indicate considerable support towards the firm’s healthcare practice by bringing in proven leaders to improve the quality of its deliverables and project approach.