John E. Keelan, AIA, Associate and Project Manager with IKM Incorporated, Pittsburgh-based architecture firm, has earned his Board Certificate in healthcare architecture from the American College of Healthcare Architects. Keelan recently passed an accredited examination which assesses the knowledge and understanding of architects who practice as healthcare specialists.
When asked about the value of the ACHA, Keelan said, “This certification gives our clients confidence that I have the experience and skills to provide informed solutions to complex healthcare design problems. It tells them that I understand current best practices and industry benchmarks. But most importantly, this certification lets our clients know that I can use design to improve their patient’s experience and outcomes.”
The ACHA requires its certificate holders to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public, to practice in an ethical manner and to maintain the highest standards in the specialized field of healthcare architecture.
Keelan joined IKM in 2000 and currently serves as Associate, Project Manager and Designer for many of IKM’s largest healthcare clients. He is currently Project Manager and Designer for the West Virginia University Healthcare Southeast Tower Expansion and Emergency Department Renovation, part of the $250 million dollar expansion on that campus. Mr. Keelan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and is registered to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.