We want to congratulate Charles Cole, FAIA of Hunton Brady Architects on his elevation to Fellowship this year.
Chuck Cole was elevated to Fellowship on the “practice” track. His elevation reflects a career as a tireless advocate and catalyst for elevating the quality of healthcare architecture. His passion for innovative design solutions that respect patients, staff and families resulted in projects that changed the profession. He was an early pioneer of the Second Opinion contrarian review process for hospital design with Florida Hospital Orlando. His project teams were among the first to create fully equipped patient room mock-ups to help hospitals evaluate small details. His innovation in emergency departments (EDs) through creation of the Lean ED applied principles from Japanese manufacturing to healthcare settings. His recent projects include Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Colorado, Healthfirst Viera, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.
Chuck joined HuntonBrady Architects, one of Orlando’s oldest modern design firms, to build a new health care design practice. His success led to his being named firm President, and the firm being named AIA Orlando Firm of the Year in 2008. He is one of the first Florida architects to achieve board certification by the American College of Health Care Architects, and was appointed to the ACHA Council of Fellows in 2013. Under his leadership, HuntonBrady Architects has earned over dozens of AIA design awards.
The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.