Julia has worked with all levels of hospital leadership and staff through the design process to solve complicated, multifaceted issues, always with the goal of helping patients, families and staff flourish.
“The pediatric population in the Dallas-Fort Worth region outpaces the nation in growth,” said Julia. “And while new technologies and advancements have led to breakthroughs in pediatric care, today’s children are living with more health challenges than ever before. My goal with every client is to help them embrace new ideas that ensure children heal faster in care settings and live healthier outside of them. I’m looking forward to doing this on a broader scale here in Dallas-Fort Worth.”
Julia’s move to Dallas is a key part of our local pediatric health growth strategy; we’ve been providing pediatric planning and design out of our Texas offices for more than 25 years. Julia will continue her role as a national leader in the practice while supporting institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth region as they work to improve the health of children of all ages, neurodiversities and abilities.
In reflecting on the important role design plays in pediatric health, Julia is quick to note that design is about solving, not building.
“A good design process doesn’t start with a predetermined solution like a new building or space,” she said. “It’s about understanding constraints, needs and opportunities, and then using our experiences, creativity and explorative instincts to identify the right solution—regardless of what that looks like.”
Julia has applied this perspective on projects with clients across the nation, including Children’s Health, Boston Children’s, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s, Arkansas Children’s and CHOC Children’s.
To learn more about how Julia and FKP | CannonDesign have helped children’s hospitals solve the constantly evolving challenges of today, download this perspective piece.