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Jon Sell

Principal & Director, Behavioral Health Design


Jon’s career has been devoted to healthcare design, with a special interest in advancing the design of Behavioral Health spaces. A Principal with Array, Jon has completed projects throughout the country with a focus on planning and implementation.  Jon has focused on improving the atmosphere around the delivery of behavioral healthcare for private, public and government clients. Jon’s work has been featured in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine, and he has spoken at national conferences on Behavioral Healthcare Design Best Practices.  Recently he has helped create a new brand for the entire behavioral healthcare service line for a large health system with facilities in two states as well as a patient tower dedicated to pediatric behavioral health services.


Bachelor of Architecture
Temple University

Knowledge Sharing

From Moth Balls to Patient-Centered Care
Presenter, ASHE PDC Conference, June 2021

Virginia Children’s Hospital Built for Durability, Safety, Serenity
Contributor, ENR Mid Atlantic, April 2021

Quick Help: Addressing Behavioral Health in Emergency Departments
Author, Medical Construction & Design, March 2020

A Renewed Focus on Anti-Ligature Compliance
Author, Medical Construction & Design, September 2019

Guided by Transformation: Building a Framework for Behavioral Health Design Ideas
Co-Presenter, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Webinar, August 2019

Transform Underutilized Spaces into Revenue Generating Behavioral Health Facilities
Contributing Author, Medical Construction & Design, December 2018

Making a Difference: Renovating a Pediatric Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
Speaker, Healthcare Facilities Symposium, October 2018

Big Picture Design Trends
Contributing Author, Behavioral Healthcare, November 2015

Therapeutic Environments Forum
Speaker, Healthcare Design Conference, November 2014

BIM for Healthcare
Microsol Conference, July 2011

Deinstitutionalizing Design: Strategies for a More Residential Environment for Psychiatric Patients,
Behavioral Healthcare, February 2011

Adding Value and Saving Costs Through Medical and Behavioral Health Integration
American Hospital Association Conference April, 2008

Designing & Adapting Treatment Areas for Behavioral Health
Healthcare Design Conference, November 2006