Ian Sinnett Joins HOK to Lead Healthcare Practice in Gulf Coast Region
Ian C. Sinnett, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, is HOK’s new vice president and leader of healthcare in the Gulf Coast region. He comes to HOK after 14 years with Perkins+Will, where he most recently served as associate principal managing the firm’s healthcare planning and strategies group in Dallas.
Recent projects have included an expansion at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, multiple Texas locations for Baylor Scott & White Health, University Health System’s capital improvement project in San Antonio, renovations and expansions at Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)’s OU Medical Center and Cancer Hospital expansion in Oklahoma City.
In his new position, Sinnett is the primary representative for HOK’s healthcare practice for the Gulf Coast region. He is responsible for business development and for ensuring that the firm’s project teams understand healthcare client challenges and address them with innovative, affordable and sustainable design solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, safety and patient outcomes.
“Ian brings great energy and a client-centric focus to our healthcare practice,” said Jay Tatum, AIA, LEED AP, managing principal of HOK’s Gulf Coast region. “He knows the market and has significant healthcare planning and lean healthcare design and implementation experience. We are pleased to have him on our leadership team.”
“We want to build long-term relationships with our clients,” said Sinnett. “I’m looking forward to working with our team to introduce new, value-added project delivery and healthcare concepts to the regional market.”
Sinnett recently earned his Board Certificate in healthcare architecture from The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). He joins the ranks of more than 400 ACHA colleagues in the US and Canada who have received this significant architectural credential. ACHA requires its certificate holders to work toward 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.
Sinnett is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and has completed additional training in lean healthcare for operational improvement. Building Design + Construction recognized Sinnett as a top AEC professional as part of its 40 Under 40 class of 2008.
HOK’s healthcare projects in the Gulf Coast region include HCA Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, Florida; MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; and Harris Health System Smith Clinic in Houston.