September 18, 2020

Abbie Clary Elevated to ACHA Fellow

We are excited to share that the American College of Healthcare Architects has elevated Abbie Clary, co-director of our health practice, to its prestigious College of Fellows – the highest membership honor awarded to ACHA Board-certified architects who exhibit and represent the highest standards of the profession.

Abbie achieved this honor by demonstrating her notable contributions to spurring transformational breakthroughs in healthcare design. Specifically, she’s devoted her career to working on projects that solve the most pressing challenges: breaking down the social determinants of health, helping people regain abilities after traumatic injuries, pushing health systems to completely upend their care delivery strategies to keep pace with change and more. She’s done this while guiding our health practice through its own transformation and contributing to the industry at large through knowledge sharing and advocacy, specifically for women in the profession.

Jennifer Aliber, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, and Principal at Shepley Bulfinch and Abbie’s Fellowship sponsor stated: “Abbie exemplifies the characteristics required of Fellowship: the innovative projects she has led have had a national presence and impact in demonstrating the power of design and elevating healthcare environments. Her strategic leadership roles have shifted the arc of those organizations and reverberated more broadly in the profession—she has been devising better ways to deliver better healthcare design.”

Over the last two decades, Abbie has overseen more than $2.5 billion in healthcare projects and has become a trusted resource for global healthcare leaders across the country through strategy, innovation and team leadership. Since she joined CannonDesign in 2018, the health practice was named the Outstanding Organization of the Year by Healthcare Design Magazine and ranked the #4 health practice by Modern Healthcare. In 2019, she was named a Women in Design honoree by Emerald Group Publishing (publisher of Healthcare Design magazine); she was the only healthcare architect to receive this recognition.

Abbie along with the full Class of 2020 Fellows will be honored at the ACHA Annual Meeting on November 17. We are proud of Abbie for her contributions to our firm, industry, clients and healthcare design.

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