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National Design Project Leader Joins Kahler Slater’s Richmond Office

Kahler Slater, a global, award-winning architecture, interior design, strategic advisory and environmental branding firm, is pleased to announce that Barbara Mellema has joined the company as Project Leader - Healthcare. Mellema recently relocated to Richmond, Virginia to strengthen Kahler Slater’s growing Mid-Atlantic team where her national expertise in healthcare planning and design will support complex project work for Kahler Slater’s healthcare clients.

Mellema has more than 23 years of progressive experience as a healthcare planner and project manager. Most recently she worked for GBBN Architects in Cincinnati. Prior to that, she was a senior associate at CannonDesign in Baltimore. Earlier in her career she was a planner, designer and manager for firms in Richmond, Virginia and in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“Barbara’s technical knowledge of healthcare project delivery will enhance our team’s capabilities from schematic design through the end of construction,” said Al Krueger, Kahler Slater Executive Vice President and Practice Leader for Healthcare. He added, “she shares Kahler Slater’s core values and our unyielding commitment to achieving powerful results for clients worldwide.”

Notable past clients for Mellema include the University of Kentucky Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Virginia Treatment Center for Children at VCU, Polytrauma Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Virginia Area Medical Center in Richmond, and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C.