HMC Architects has announced that Sarvine Ashkan, AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to principal in charge. Located in the firm’s Los Angeles Studio healthcare practice, she will serve as a leader on the firm’s healthcare projects, build relationships with clients, and expand the firm’s reach in the Los Angeles region.

“Sarvine’s focus on building collaborative teams, and creating a culture of integration and sharing brings tremendous value to HMC and our clients. Her mindset and experience on large-scale healthcare projects is a huge asset for our Los Angeles team and the clients we serve.” Said HMC’s Healthcare Practice Leader Christopher Naughton.

Sarvine has been with the firm for two years and has worked on such projects as Kaiser Permanente’s Woodland Hills Medical Center and Fresno Emergency Department/Cath-IR expansion, and Pomona Valley Hospital’s Pediatrics Fit-Out project.

She has learned the importance of forming a partnership with clients, to foster a collaborative environment that foregrounds listening carefully to their needs, following up with her team of experts to make sure these needs are implemented into the design with an understanding and thorough integration across all disciplines and the quality of documents in mind;  tracking the schedule and budget throughout the course of the project.  These are some core skillsets, which ensure that the project is a success for all involved.

“Architects are doing much more than designing buildings,” said Ashkan. “We are reaching to improve communities, enhance the environment for diverse individuals, and improve the work environment for professionals. We do this by challenging held assumptions, unknowns, as well as research and collaboration for innovative and creative solutions.”