Awards

  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Cornerstone Eye Care, High Point, NC (2015)
  • Design Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Cornerstone Eye Care, High Point, NC (2013)
  • Design Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Miller Canfield Building, Kalamazoo, MI (2012)
  • Design Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: People’s Food Co-op, Kalamazoo, MI (2012)
  • Design Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Capital Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2011)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Student Success Center, Kalamazoo, MI (2011)
  • LEED Silver: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI (2011)
  • Design Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Orthopedic Surgery Centre, Edmonton, Alberta (2011)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Greenleaf Trust Building, Birmingham, MI (2010)
  • Construction Association of Michigan: Greenleaf Trust Building, Birmingham, MI (2010)
  • Construction Awards Competition $10-$50 Million–Office Construction Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Western Michigan Chapter: Miller Canfield Building, Kalamazoo, MI (2008)
  • Construction Awards Competition Renovation Over $8 Million–Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Western Michigan Chapter Greenleaf Trust: Kalamazoo, MI (2008)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI (2007)
  • Honorable Mention Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo, MI (2007)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Western Michigan Chapter—Contractors Mechanical Process Piping, Under $1 Million: Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo, MI (2007)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Western Michigan Chapter— Industrial Facilities: Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI (2007)
  • “Recognizing Excellence in Merit Shop Construction,” Construction Awards Competition–Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Western Michigan Chapter: Industrial Facilities Stryker Instruments (2006)
  • “Recognizing Excellence in Merit Shop Construction,” Process Piping-Under $1 Million, Construction Awards Competition–Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. Western Michigan Chapter: Stryker Medical Contractors Mechanical, Eckert Wordell (2006)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Western Michigan Chapter—Medical Construction Under $5 Million: Surgery Center of Kalamazoo, Portage, MI (2005)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: W.E. Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, MI (2004)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Western Michigan University, Donald ‘J’ Seelye Athletic Center, Kalamazoo, MI (2003)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Student Services Building at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (2002)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Eye Centers of Tennessee, Crossville, TN (2002)
  • Honor Award–AIA Michigan: Kalamazoo Rotary Stage, Rotary Club of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI (2001)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: American Red Cross, Oshtemo, MI (2000)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Kalamazoo Rotary Stage, Kalamazoo, MI (2000)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Pomerance Eye Center, Chattanooga, TN (1998)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Borgess at Woodbridge Hills, Portage, MI (1996)
  • Honor Award–AIA Michigan: Lansing Ophthalmology Regional Eye Care Center P.C., East Lansing, MI (1994)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Lansing Ophthalmology P.C., East Lansing, MI (1993)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Biggs Gilmore, Kalamazoo, MI (1992)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Pediatric Centers of Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI (1991)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Lawrence Productions Inc., Galesburg, MI (1991)
  • Merit Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Triple ‘S’ Plastics Inc., Vicksburg, MI (1991)
  • Honorable Mention Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: National City (Woodbridge Hills Branch), Portage, MI (1990)
  • Honorable Mention Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Community Re-entry Services of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI (1989)
  • Honorable Mention Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Millman-Derr Center for Eye Care, Rochester, MI (1989)
  • Citation Award–Modern Healthcare: Sassaman Singer Eye Associates, Kalamazoo, MI (1988)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: 211 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI (1988)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: J. M. Wilson Corporation, Portage, MI (1988)
  • Honorable Mention Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter: Hunt Residence, Kalamazoo, MI (1988)
  • Honor Award–AIA Michigan: Kalamazoo Orthopedic Surgery, Kalamazoo, MI (1987)
  • Merit Award–Geyer’s Office Dealer: DeGroot Office Technologies, Kalamazoo, MI (1987)
  • Honor Award–AIA SW Michigan Chapter and Merit Award–Builder’s Choice: Sassaman Singer Eye Associates, Kalamazoo, MI (1986)
  • Orchid Award: Sassaman Singer Eye Associates, Kalamazoo, MI (1985)

Publications

  • “Capital Health Elective Surgery Centre (Now known as Alberta Health Services – Orthopedic Surgery Centre Edmonton),” Healthcare Design, Vol. 12, No. 9, September 2012
  • “Adding Retina Cases to Your ASC-WHY NOT?” Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) Outlook Magazine, Winter 2009
  • “Using Architecture to Maximize Clinic Efficiency” EyeWorld, July 2008
  • “Designing the Ophthalmic ASC–Part 1: Making Your Vision a Reality,” Administrative Eyecare, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2007
  • “Designing the Ophthalmic ASC–Part 2: Integrating the Parts of Your Practice,” Administrative Eyecare, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 2007
  • “Feasibility Analysis: The Critical First Step,” Today’s Surgicenter, Vol. 2, Issue 1, February 2003, Contributing Author
  • “Facility Design: A Space for Refractive Surgery,” Administrative Eyecare, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2002
  • “Expanding Your Ambulatory Surgical Center: Build, Renovate, or Remodel?” Administrative Eyecare, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2002
  • “Seelye Center: A New Cornerstone for WMU,” Business Update, October 2002, Project: Western Michigan University Donald “J” Seelye Athletic Center
  • “Kalamazoo Lost & Found,” Lynn Smith Houghton and Pamela Hall O’Connor, City of Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission, 2001
  • “Efficiency by Design,” Administrative Eyecare, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2001
  • “2000/2001 Design Awards,” Place Magazine, Summer 2001, Project Kalamazoo Rotary Stage
  • “Build or Renovate: How Do You Decide?,” Same-Day Surgery, Vol. 24, No.1, January 2000, Contributing Author
  • “Solve Your Parking Problem,” Review of Ophthalmology, Vol. VI, No. 9, September 1999, Contributing Author
  • “Review Your Bottom Line–Go With the Flow,” Review of Ophthalmology, Vol. VI, No. 9, May 1999, Contributing Author
  • “Office-Based Surgery Centers: To Build or to Renovate?,” Inside Ambulatory Care, Vol. 6, No. 4, July 1999, Contributing Author
  • “Designing the Eye Care Center of Today,” Ophthalmology Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1999, Contributing Author
  • “Vision & Light,” Place Magazine, John Hopkins Author, Winter 1995, Project Lansing Ophthalmology
  • “Good Neighbors,” Place Magazine, Summer 1992, Project Sassaman Eye Associates
  • “Reusing Our Resources,” Place Magazine, Summer 1992, Project 211 South Rose
  • “AIA Design Awards,” Modern Healthcare, October 7, 1988, Project Sassaman Eye Associates
  • “Preserving Old Building Boosts Business by 28 Percent,” Geyer’s Office Dealer, October 1987, Project DeGroot Office Equipment
  • “Award Winning Architects Build Beautifully,” Business Digest, August 1987, Project Sassaman Eye Associates
  • “Builder’s Choice Design Awards,” Builder Magazine, Oct. 1986, Vol. 9, No. 10, Project Sassaman Eye Associates

Lectures

  • “Designing the Ophthalmic Clinic: Maximizing Your Efficiency” (2011, 2010)
  • “Integrated Strategic Planning: Using Targeted Facility Design to Reach Your Goals” (Co-lecture with Sheree Watson, CEO of Graystone Eye; 2009)
  • “ASC Start-up 101” (2008, 2007)
  • “Architectural Design Process and Considerations” (2007)
  • “Expanding the Existing ASC: Structural and Regulatory Considerations” (Co-lecture with Steve Sheppard, CPA, Medical Consulting Group; 2007)
  • “Designing the Ophthalmic ASC: Making Your Vision a Reality” (2007, 2006, 2005)
  • “Designing and Equipping Your Surgery Center for Maximum Efficiency” (2007, 2006)
  • “Designing for Efficiency, Certification, Licensures and Accreditation” (2006, 2005, 2004)
  • “Cost/Land/Existing Building Costs and Evaluations” (2006, 2005, 2004)
  • “Important Design Criteria for the Eye Care Facility and Ambulatory Surgery Center” (2003, 2002, 2001)
  • “Getting Started: Clinical and Business Perspectives on Developing and Operating Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Surgical Hospitals” (2003, 2002)
  • “Ambulatory Surgery Centers: To Build or Renovate?” (2001)
  • “ASC Development for Dummies: Know Your ABCs” (2001)
  • “Facility Design: Catering to the Needs of the Refractive Surgery Patient” (2001)
  • “Design Ideas” Kalamazoo Rotary Stage (2001)
  • “Symbolism in Architecture” (2001)
  • “Innovative Approaches to Planning the Eye Care Facility” (2000)
  • “Michigan Construction Law: Can This Job Be Saved? Creative Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation Avoidance” (2000)