We are pleased to announce Julia Jude, AIA, NCARB, has joined the firm as Principal and Pediatric Practice Leader for our healthcare market. In this role she will lead the continued growth and evolution of pediatric healthcare design and strategy, while fostering client relationships across the United States.
With nearly two decades of architectural experience, Julia partners with children’s hospitals across the country to develop state-of-the-art pediatric strategies which support advanced care models, while also reducing patient anxiety. She advocates for environments that reflect children’s resiliency, intelligence, playfulness, sophistication, and abilities. Her career includes shaping several healthcare delivery experiences that inspire joy and wellness for patients and families.
“With a personal drive to preserve and protect the wonder of childhood for all, I believe our designs should let kids just be kids. I’m excited to join Kahler Slater and bring my passion for pediatric healthcare to our clients,” said Julia Jude.
Prior to joining Kahler Slater, Julia was a Pediatric Client Leader and Senior Medical Planner at CannonDesign and FKP Architects. She has worked on numerous projects nationally including the Dayton Children’s Specialty Care Center, CHOC’s (Children’s Health of Orange County) Southwest Tower, and numerous pediatric master plans. Julia is also an active member of Center for Health Design, which Kahler Slater has been a member of since 2009.
“We are thrilled to have Julia join our team,” said Al Krueger, Chief Executive Officer. “Her passion for pediatric healthcare design and planning will be a strong complement to our healthcare market as we continue to grow and leverage design to improve the patient experience.”