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We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

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Director of Healthcare
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Paul Strohm

Senior Vice President Paul Strohm, AIA, has been a director of HOK’s global Healthcare practice since 2000. Paul has served as principal-in-charge on several projects that have influenced the delivery of healthcare services in the United States.

Paul is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. In 2015, Healthcare Design magazine named him the top architect in its annual HCD 10, which honors individuals and organizations making a significant mark on the healthcare design landscape. He is a member of Healthcare Design’s editorial advisory board. In 2013, Paul earned a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. 

What are the benefits of patient-centered design in hospital environments?

“First, this approach helps hospitals provide better patient outcomes — healthier people. Examples of better patient outcomes include fewer and shorter patient stays in hospitals, fewer patient falls and faster recoveries from treatments.

“Second, these improved outcomes are achieved at a reduced cost of care. The reduced care costs come from reductions in patients stays, better outcomes leading to rankings in accountable care organizations, fewer staff required to deliver care and lower utility costs.”


The Art of Designing Patient-Friendly Hospitals | Midwest Real Estate News

Who Needs Beds? New Ambulatory Centers Offer Everything Except Inpatient Care | Modern Healthcare

Paul Strohm Participates in NIBS Healthcare Facilities Research | HOK News

Healthcare Design Podcast | Healthcare Design 

Eskenazi Hospital: One Year Later | Healthcare Design 

Civic Pride: Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital | Healthcare Design

Dramatic Cantilevers, Glass Facade Define Eskenazi Hospital | Civil Engineering

Patient-Centered Design for Hospitals | Healthcare Finance News


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture