Tom Clark, Consulting Principal | 503.206.3811

Tom is an active design leader for all CKA projects. His passion is in designing healthcare facilities which improve operational efficiency while creating an inspiring patient experience. His ability to combine strategic and human needs into a cohesive whole makes him particularly appropriate for any healthcare project.

He is lauded by our clients for his collaborative work style, team integration, and information sharing tools. He is accustomed to adapting to our clients standard processes. He also has deep experience in all aspects of healthcare facilities planning and design, from large new buildings to small complex remodels, enables him to quickly understand the operational needs and develop solutions for review by stakeholders.

At CKA, Tom leads:
Research-informed design: Tom has led CKA’s original research in lean inpatient facilities, including a grant to study 14 inpatient units for decentralization concepts. Tom is currently leading research comparing post-occupancy evaluations of seven primary care clinics, to identify design interventions which create staff efficiencies.

Patient focused design: Tom is a patient advocate, and each of CKA’s projects is an opportunity to create not just higher patient satisfaction, but inspiring environments to patients and families for healing.

Staff operational efficiencies: Tom, as national board member of the Academy of Architecture for Health,and chair of the Research Committee, has been the prime driver of funding and an ongoing leader in development of the Knowledge Repository, a collection of over 2,500 research articles. His focus is currently on summarizing those focused on staff efficiencies to help our clients find high value solutions.