Dallas, TX, September 13, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Jim Johnson brings 30 years of total experience and a long track record of successful healthcare project management to the Dallas office of FKP Architects. He has been working exclusively on healthcare projects for the past 20 years, totaling more than 3.5 million square feet of space and $1 billion in costs. At FKP, he will work as a senior project manager, assisting clients in the earliest phases of strategic facility planning and through design, construction and occupancy.
Johnson has a lengthy resume of complex, large-scale projects across the United States. He also has the unique additional qualification of being a Lean Six Sigma certified greenbelt. Using this specialized training, Johnson is deeply engaged with facility owners, the full design team, and the contractors to maximize facility efficiencies responsive to owner operations. Johnson drives project collaboration, starting at the health system leadership level, to achieve consensus and deliver the best healing environment possible. He will be responsible for such outcomes at the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Plano, where FKP is serving as Master Architect.
“Jim is such a key addition to our team in terms of experience, industry involvement and mentorship. He has managed many complicated projects and very specialized facilities such as a proton beam cancer treatment center, while consistently pushing himself and his teams to study healthcare delivery to understand the impact on the patient experience,” said Holly Ragan, managing principal of the FKP Dallas office. “With his Six Sigma background, he is very much an Owner’s advocate for project efficiency, yet he has the design sensibility to keep the patient in mind in the grander project scheme.”
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University, where he has also served as instructor and guest lecturer. He is active nationally in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) through the Academy of Architecture for Health. Johnson is also a member of the Texas Society of Architects and the AIA Dallas Committee of Architecture for Health.
Johnson’s local project experience includes the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving, TX; Methodist Health System Mansfield Medical Center Expansion in Mansfield, TX; and multiple projects for Baylor Health System.