Architecture in Healthcare 2020
PHOTO: Tibby Rothman


Eric Halm, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Business Development, Bernards

Eric Halm leads healthcare business development for Bernards, a Southern California-based general contractor and construction manager. A licensed architect and LEED® Accredited Professional, Eric leverages his 20 years of technical and marketing expertise to strengthen ties between owners, architects and engineers with Bernards’ estimating and operations leaders. Eric earned his Master of Architecture degree from UCLA, after completing his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

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Hunvey Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA

Principal, HOK

Finding her passion for healthcare architecture over 18 years ago, Hunvey has been part of every major recent healthcare project in the Los Angeles office during her tenure at HOK which includes the MLK Behavioral Health Center, Kaiser Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw MOB, Ventura County Medical Center, Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion and the Saint John’s Millennium Project.  Her background has been in both project management and as a technical architect, focusing on the collaborative team effort with the client and consultants.  Hunvey holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Southern California as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Past Chair

Chai Jayachandran, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP

Healthcare Studio Leader, SmithGroup

A seasoned architect and medical planner, Chai Jayachandran has dedicated her career to understanding complex health system design and how to create solutions that advance patient outcomes. Her experience includes the design and planning of specialty hospitals including Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Children’s and Ambulatory hospitals. Some of her most rewarding projects are the system-wide master plan for Scripps Health, Providence Tarzana Hospital, and Swedish First Hill. Chai’s solutions are both strategic and detail oriented. She avidly listens to users in order to develop innovative programming, planning and design solutions that improve the patient experience.

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