HMC Architects is proud to announce that Daniel Perschbacher, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, IISE Lean Green Belt has joined the firm’s healthcare practice as principal in charge. Located in the firm’s San Diego office, he will serve as a leader on the firm’s healthcare projects, build relationships with current and future clients, and expand the firm’s reach in the San Diego region.

“I’m delighted to have Daniel on our healthcare team in San Diego,” said HMC’s Healthcare Practice Leader Christopher Naughton. “His deep knowledge of healthcare trends and forward looking opportunities for clients coupled with his experience on large scale healthcare projects will be a huge asset to our clients and our team in San Diego.”

Perschbacher has more than 16 years of experience in healthcare architecture and design, operational design, planning and programming, and project management, spanning nearly every healthcare project type and delivery method. He is passionate about applying Lean principles to the architecture and construction delivery process and has experience working on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects using a tri-party Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA).

Perschbacher comes to HMC from CannonDesign in Chicago, where he led the team responsible for Children’s Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Campus Improvement Project; a $265 million project which includes four large-scale expansion and renovation projects within.

“Healthcare design, when done right, is just healthcare,” Perschbacher believes. “We happen to focus on a particular aspect of healthcare – we create spaces where patients and families experience their highest highs and lowest lows, and providers deliver the highest quality care imaginable.  But we should not silo ourselves to think only about the building side of the equation.  Our real clients are the patients and providers who will use our buildings, and our real challenges are the specific challenges facing the healthcare industry in our communities. Our work needs to engage with these challenges holistically to truly be successful.”