James Harrell

Senior Medical Planner, GBBN Architects, Inc.

Mr. Harrell’s career has been devoted to the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities. His interest in improving the environments for healthcare has led him to be deeply involved in the development of guidelines and standards for the planning and design of hospitals and healthcare facilities.

He is a frequent lecturer to national and international audiences on healthcare design concepts and is a contributing author on designing for healthcare.

He is a Fellow of American Institute of Architects, a member of the Academy of Architecture for Health, and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Mr. Harrell has designed and consulted on the design many ED's in the USA and in China. His ED designs are noted for attention to patient and staff safety, lean operation and staffing efficacy.