Health Care

The health care industry is undergoing unprecedented change. Our team of passionate experts collaborates with clients to Design the Future of Health Care! We bring together strategy, technology, operations and design to create ideal health care experiences and achieve powerful operational results for clients.

Projects

Centegra Health SystemCentegra Hospital Huntley

Experts

Jim Rasche, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, RIBA, LCICEO, Team Leader, Campus Master Planner
Jim Rasche, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, RIBA, LCICEO, Team Leader, Campus Master Planner

Jim leads firm vision and strategy development in his shared CEO role. Jim is an innovator pioneering design-thinking methods in architecture. He works directly with both our national and global clients with specialized expertise in complex health care system strategic planning and design.

414-272-2000
Al Krueger, AIA, ACHA, EDACVice President, Team Leader
Al Krueger, AIA, ACHA, EDACVice President, Team Leader

As a Vice President, Al brings leadership to Kahler Slater’s Health Care Team and his clients’ projects. Al has built successful relationships, transformative projects and trust with many health care executives. Al has served clients in Virginia for more than 16 years and led the launch of Kahler Slater’s Virginia office.

414-290-3787
Jennifer Schlimgen, AIAVice President, Experience Designer, Senior Planner
Jennifer Schlimgen, AIAVice President, Experience Designer, Senior Planner

Jennifer has dedicated her career to improving experiences for patients, families, staff and physicians through health care design. Jennifer provides leadership to our research team and is a national thought leader in improving patient experiences.

608-227-7217
Dave Sheedy, P.E., CDTPrincipal, Project Leader
Dave Sheedy, P.E., CDTPrincipal, Project Leader

With a background in construction, Dave brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to his clients. He is passionate about project leadership, has a strong understanding of Lean design strategies and strives to understand his clients’ unique perspectives, enabling Dave to guide his team to customized yet cost-effective design solutions.

608-227-7226
Jeni Wright, AIA, LEED AP BC+CPrincipal, Senior Medical Planner
Jeni Wright, AIA, LEED AP BC+CPrincipal, Senior Medical Planner

An intensive care nurse for nine years and the Director of Project Development for the University of Maryland Medical System for eight years, Jeni offers a unique operational perspective. She provides medical planning, programming, and masterplanning services for a wide range of projects all over the globe.

608-227-7235
Katherine Schnuck, AIA, EDACPrincipal, Senior Medical Planner
Katherine Schnuck, AIA, EDACPrincipal, Senior Medical Planner

Prior to joining Kahler Slater, Kathy was the Director of Architecture and Construction for a major urban health care system. She has shared her expertise in operations, planning, and programming with health care clients at Kahler Slater for the last 20 years.

414-290-3772
Bill Steed, AIA, EDAC, LEED APPrincipal, Project Leader
Bill Steed, AIA, EDAC, LEED APPrincipal, Project Leader

Bill brings a high energy and passion for architecture.  He understands the big picture goals of his clients’ building projects, and can use that perspective to guide his team to deliver successful solutions.

608-227-7227
Steve Steen, AIA, CCS, LEED APPrincipal, Senior Project Architect
Steve Steen, AIA, CCS, LEED APPrincipal, Senior Project Architect

Steve is recognized as an expert in the technical challenges facing health care projects.  With a portfolio of projects all over the country, he is uniquely able to advise his clients to successful resolution using data and knowledge of the latest construction technologies, code, and regulatory requirements.

414-290-3791
Jen Voigt, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+CAssociate Principal, Designer
Jen Voigt, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+CAssociate Principal, Designer

Working with clients all over the world, Jen excels at leading a collaborative design process that recognizes the importance of building project momentum and key stakeholder buy-in to create elegant campus master planning and design solutions.

414-290-3803
Eric Mayne, AIA, RIBAAssociate Principal, Designer
Eric Mayne, AIA, RIBAAssociate Principal, Designer

Eric is intensely passionate and energetic about health care design and campus masterplanning. Recognized as an expert in the latest outpatient care delivery models, Eric leverages evidenced-based design and first-person research to create value-based solutions for his clients.

414-290-3779
Jude Wessels, EDACAssociate Principal, Senior Medical Planner, Master Planner
Jude Wessels, EDACAssociate Principal, Senior Medical Planner, Master Planner

Jude is a highly sought-after medical planner and campus masterplanner. His vast experience planning for highly complex Academic Medical Center clients means he can quickly diagnose and distill problems facing a growing campus over time, and recommend solutions rooted in operational efficiency and long-term flexibility.

414-290-3722
David SchmitzerleAssociate Principal, Project Leader
David SchmitzerleAssociate Principal, Project Leader

David is based out of our Richmond, VA office. He brings a strong design background and more than 20 years of health care experience. His affable personality, “can do” attitude, and approach to project management encourages collaboration between all team members. 

(804) 767-2237
Kim Bruffy, CIDAssociate Principal, National Director Business Development
Kim Bruffy, CIDAssociate Principal, National Director Business Development

As Kahler Slater’s National Director of Business Development, Kim’s primary focus is developing and nurturing strong client relationships. She is passionate about assembling the resources and team to achieve our clients’ business objectives.

804-651-6956

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Industry Affiliations

The Advisory Board Company
Planetree
The Center for Health Design
Modern Healthcare
Evidence-Based Design Accreditation (EDAC)
U.S. Green Building Council Member

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