Architecture in Healthcare 2023
PHOTO: Tibby Rothman


Lydia Dillier, AIA
Senior Associate, Boulder Associates Architects
Lydia is an Architect with an insatiable curiosity about the world around her. Working in Healthcare design brings that curiosity to the forefront, learning about her clients, and the populations they serve. With undergraduate degrees in Sign Language and Biomedical Photography from The Rochester Institute of Technology she took those skills into her Masters program at the University of Oregon for Architecture. She has worked in both southern and northern California, returning to Los Angeles in 2017 and opening the LA Office for Boulder Associates in 2019. She has worked on all types of projects from small Clinics, Behavioral Health to inpatient towers. She works across project phases utilizing her technical skills as well as project management skills to delivery long lasting design solutions for her clients.

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Vice Chair

Kevin Staten, AIA

Medial Planner, HOK

Kevin is a medical planner and licensed architect. He enjoys using his background in both residential design and commercial architecture to critically plan healthcare spaces from individual exam and operating rooms to department planning to full-scale master planning. He uses his expertise in BIM to coordinate the medical planning aspects of a project with all other project disciplines, including interior design and MEP coordination. He has his masters in architecture from the University of Kansas and is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2022 in an attempt to permanently skip miserable Midwest winters. Currently, Kevin works for HOK’s Los Angeles office that has recently relocated to the Arts District in Downtown LA.

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Past Chair

Ashley Mangus, Assoc. AIA
Design Coordinator, HGA
As a healthcare designer, Ashley Mangus is motivated by an unspoken oath to create environments conducive to healing. Dedicated to solving the logistical puzzles that impact the health, safety, and welfare of patients and practitioners, she works closely with her project teams and participates in user meetings to help deliver spaces that meet every unique challenge. As a designer at HGA, her past projects include women’s and children’s health, neuropsychiatric centers, and university health spaces. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Architecture from USC.

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