Project Management Advisors, Inc. (PMA) announced that Douglas King, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, has joined the firm as vice president of healthcare. King will lend his expertise in healthcare planning, design and construction, as well as his deep knowledge and advisory skills in regulatory compliance, to PMA’s growing roster of healthcare clients.
King has managed numerous large-scale international and domestic healthcare projects in his architectural and project management career. In Chicago alone, he has completed more than $1.3 billion worth of projects for some of the city’s most well-known hospital systems, including two mega-hospital projects that have won international acclaim: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg/Galter Pavilion (2.1 million square feet, $732 million), which won the ACHA Legacy Project Award in 2016, and the Prentice Women’s Hospital (945,000 square feet, $330 million).
Most recently, King played an instrumental role in the rapid conversion of the McCormick Place Convention Center into a 3,000-bed capacity alternate care medical facility in the wake of an anticipated spike in the city’s COVID-19 cases—a transformation that occurred within 25 days. In recognition of his expertise, King is helping craft the new U.S. healthcare standards addressing Emergency Response for the FGI Guidelines, a national healthcare design standard.
“The healthcare industry is undergoing enormous change, reimagining patient care in a tech- and data-driven environment that ultimately impacts every facet of how facilities are designed and operated,” said Andrew Roscoe, eastern regional president for PMA. “Whether building a freestanding ER, renovating a surgical center, or converting a convention center to an alternative care facility, these projects require innovative thinking and a project management approach that minimizes risks to timelines and budgets, all of which Doug delivers.”
With 40+ years of experience, King has become a prominent voice advising healthcare leaders in managing and enhancing their facilities to aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic—and position themselves to meet the long-term needs of the country’s aging population. Prior to joining PMA, King served as a healthcare principal at Stantec Architecture Inc, joining the firm in 2016 when his previous company affiliation of 25 years, VOA Associates, was acquired.
“PMA stands apart as a firm that values experience and fresh perspectives in equal measure,” King said. “I am excited to bring my expertise to their growing team and help position them to serve the evolving needs of healthcare developments now and well into the future.”