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AIA Ohio 2017 Gold Medal Award Winner: Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA
Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA has been awarded AIA Ohio's 2017 Gold Medal Award. He brings over 40 years of experience in healthcare facilities planning and design spanning 22 states and 5 countries --- and including key roles in facility master planning, programming, and or schematic design of over 70 healthcare facilities. Within the past 5 years alone, he has contributed to over 10 projects in those early phases, totaling over $1 Billion in construction value.
Mr. Bardwell is honored to be a nationally-recognized practitioner, speaker, and author in healthcare planning and design --- and to be among fewer than 50 practicing architects in the nation to be recognized as a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects. He is, moreover, honored to serve on the 2017-2019 AIA Fellows Jury, which selects the leading architects in the nation each year for this designation.
He currently serves on the Board of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, for which he served as 2008 national President. He served as 2013 national President of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) which oversees board certification of healthcare architects. Additionally, he served as 2012 President and Trustee of the Foundation of the Academy of Architecture for Health, which funds research on contemporary healthcare topics.
Mr. Bardwell is an invited speaker for the Lima, Peru College of Architects 2017 conference and was opening keynote speaker at HI.TEC 2013 in Singapore before an audience of over 300 delegates from Asia, Europe, and North America. In addition, he has given multiple recent presentations across the U.S. on the subject of “How 10 Forces Are Continuing to Change Healthcare Design” --- and on “Design Trends in Healthcare”.
Importantly, committed to serving “the next generation” of healthcare leaders, he is honored to serve as a lecturer and Advisory Board member for the Xavier University graduate program in Health Services Administration and as a continuing contributor to the Clemson University program in Architecture+Health.
Lastly, equally committed to his community, he has served as a Boy Scout leader for over 2 decades and has served in multiple roles on behalf of his community’s zoning and design review boards over that same timeframe; currently serving as Architectural Review Board chair.