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L. Kent Doss

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Principal; Practice Leader, Design; Senior Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region


Kent’s healthcare work has varied from small, focused interventions within existing facilities to large-scale, freestanding buildings. Guided by an understanding that each project, regardless of its size or scope, is an opportunity to realize improved processes, efficiencies and outcome, Kent has earned long-term client relationships as well as national awards for design excellence. Beyond design quality, he is also a champion for alternative, collaborative delivery methods on complex projects, such as Design-Build, Design-Assist and Integrated Project Delivery. His pursuit of these areas of expertise led to Kent completing Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) program.

Now based in our Philadelphia office, for a time, Kent lived in Switzerland. Grüezi!


Bachelor of Architecture
Auburn University

Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
Stanford University

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Villanova University


Knowledge Sharing

Understanding IPD Through Multiple Industry Lenses
Author, HealthcareDesign Magazine, February 2020

Innovation, Expansion and Opportunities in Healthcare
Panelist, Bisnow, September 2019

Critical Planning, Design, and Construction Challenges for Healthcare Projects
Speaker, Healthcare & Medical Properties Conference, May 2019

IPD: Modernizing the Keys to Project Success
Speaker, PWC|NYC, March 2019

Through Your Patient’s Eyes: Designing a Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Speaker, Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Experience Summit, June 2018

Bringing the Future of Medicine to the Community
Panelist, Bisnow, May 2018

Take 5
Author, HealthcareDesign Magazine

Through Your Patient’s Eyes: Designing a Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Speaker, Healthcare Design, November 2017

Sustainable Principles Across a Health System
Panelist, Delaware Valley Green Building Council EDs & MEDs, November 2016

How Lean Design & Construction Added Value
Speaker, Lean Construction Institute, NYC Chapter, November 2014

Boom in MOBs, Big Pharma and Strategic Une of Real Estate
Panelist, Bisnow NJ Healthcare & Life Sciences Real Estate Summit, October 2014

The Next Big Thing: New Thoughts on Healthcare Construction & Design
Speaker,  Indiana University/Purdue University Healthcare Construction Initiative, October 2014

Private-Industry Innovation and Value in Publically Financed Capital Projects
Speaker,  Tradeline, Inc., April 2014

Building Performance Evaluation as a Function of Distance and Time
Author,  Healthcare Construction + Operations, March 2014

Ecotherapy: Healing the body by healing the Earth as part of a comprehensive cancer program
Author, Medical Construction + Design, January/February 2014

NYC Healthcare Real Estate
Panelist, Bisnow NYC Healthcare Real Estate Summit, January 2014

Designing Award-Winning Facilities
Panelist, ACE Reverse Summit & Expo, February 2014

Innovative Design and Delivery Strategies for Publicly Financed Projects
Speaker, Health Facilities Institute Symposium, October 2013

Innovative Design and Delivery Strategies for SNFs and LTACHs
Speaker, Environments for Aging Conference, April 2013

Immersive Design: Increasing the Emotional Content of Lean Design
Speaker, 8th Annual Lean Leadership Retreat, September 2012

Innovative Design and Delivery Strategies for Urban Hospitals
AIA New York Chapter Presentation, July 2012

Sustainability and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion Project
Healthcare Design Magazine, July 2012

Gardens Planned for Healing, Relaxation and Respite
Stanford Medicine Magazine, Fall 2010

Transformation of a University Teaching Laboratory Through Innovative Solutions
American Laboratory Magazine, June 2010

Society of American Registered Architects, National Design Award of Merit
Weill Greenberg Center for Weill Cornell Medical College, 2010