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Ballinger Architects Honored by the American College of Healthcare Architects

Ballinger Senior Principal Louis A. Meilink, Jr., FAIA, FACHA, ACHE, Principal Erin Nunes Cooper, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP and Associate Principal Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED BD+ C, EDAC, ACHA will be honored today at a special American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) luncheon as part of Healthcare Design Magazine’s 2019 Healthcare Design Conference.

At the ceremony Christina and Erin will be inducted into the the ACHA, and Lou will advance to fellowship, one of the highest honors the organization bestow upon its members.

These distinctions entail a rigorous application process and represent high levels of achievement in the design and planning of healthcare facilities.

Erin Nunes Cooper Inducted into American College of Healthcare Architects

Ballinger’s Erin Nunes Cooper, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP was recently accepted as a 2019 Board Certified member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).

The ACHA is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of environments for healing by offering certification in the specialized field of healthcare architecture. The College’s rigorous certification process includes healthcare project experience, completion of an approved educational program, and an exam assessing knowledge and skills requisite to high-quality performance in the practice of healthcare architecture.

Erin has served as project manager for many significant healthcare projects at Ballinger, and has guided client teams at NewYork-Presbyterian, NYU Langone Health, The Brooklyn Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This year she was named to Healthcare Design Magazine’s HCD 10, which recognizes contributors to the healthcare design community who have made significant achievements and innovations in the field.

Erin and fellow Ballinger ACHA inductee Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP, ACHA, EDAC will be recognized at the College’s Annual Luncheon during the Healthcare Design Conference on November 3 in New Orleans.

Christina Grimes Inducted into American College of Healthcare Architects

Ballinger’s Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED BD+ C, EDAC, ACHA,was recently accepted as a 2019 Board Certified member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA).

The ACHA is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of environments for healing by offering certification in the specialized field of healthcare architecture. The College’s rigorous certification process includes healthcare project experience, portfolio, completion of an approved educational program, and an exam assessing knowledge and skills requisite to high-quality performance in the practice of healthcare architecture.

Christina Grimes has led the healthcare planning of projects for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, Cooper University Health Care, and Tower Health in addition to work with other organizations.  In 2017 she was also named to Healthcare Design Magazine’s HDC 10, which recognizes contributors to the healthcare design community who have made significant achievements and innovations in the field.

Ballinger Senior Principal Louis Meilink Elevated to Fellow

Ballinger Senior Principal Louis A. Meilink, Jr. was recently elevated to Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). This distinction is given to ACHA members who have demonstrated an impact in healthcare facility architecture as well as significant leadership in advancing innovation within their practice and beyond.

For over 30 years Lou has led the design of significant healthcare buildings, each informed by the values of his design philosophy: building for wellness, including family as members of the care team, humanizing the hospital, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration, providing space to support caregivers, and improving safety and satisfaction. Beyond his day-to-day project and firm responsibilities, he is engaged in an ongoing dialogue with healthcare professionals across the globe to increase the evidence base and foster healing through design.

In addition to this distinction, one of the highest honors bestowed upon a member of the ACHA, Lou was also named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) this year. Lou, as well as Ballinger ACHA inductees Erin Nunes Cooper AIA, ACHA, LEED AP and Christina Grimes, AIA, LEED AP, ACHA, EDAC, will be honored at the College’s Annual Luncheon during the Healthcare Design Conference on November 3 in New Orleans.

Link to the ACHA’s announcement of the 2019 class of fellows: