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Noah M. Tolson

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Green Belt Principal & President of Array Architects


Noah Tolson is President of Array Architects.  Noah monitors the firm’s planning initiatives and is involved during critical planning phases. Mentorship is also an important facet of his firm leadership responsibilities. In an industry where efficiency and lean practices are becoming increasingly important, Noah offers a track record of designing projects that maximize operational efficiency, resulting in significant cost savings for his clients. He brings a broad skill set to facilitate project delivery with a comprehensive understanding of various project types. Noah’s varied experiences in developing products and bringing them to market, launching a company and working as a strategic consultant all led to the strong importance he places on a sound plan that is informed by “round thinking” and supported by hard data.

While Noah’s projects take him across the country, so have his legs; Noah once biked from Oregon to New Jersey.


Bachelor of Science, Architectural Design
Clemson University

Master of Architecture for Health
Clemson University

Knowledge Sharing

The Value of In-Concert Design Planning
Author, HealthcareDesign Magazine, February 24, 2020

The Death & Life of Master Planning
Speaker, Healthcare Design Conference, November 2019

Ambulatory Surgery Center Programming & Design
Speaker, Healthcare Design Conference, November 2018

Innovation, Expansion & Opportunities in Healthcare and Senior Living
Panelist, Bisnow, July 2018

Getting from For-Profit to For-Patient
Speaker, Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care, October 2015

New Facilities to Achieve Operational Excellence
Speaker, Intelligent Insites Conference, October 2015

Design for Change: Innovative Facility Design Strategies
Panelist, BOMA International MOB & Healthcare Facilities Conference, April 2015

Simulation Studies – Changing the Business
Speaker, Healthcare Systems Process Improvement, February 2015

How to Navigate the Changing Healthcare Real Estate Market
Author, Healthcare Global, October 2014

The Future of Private, Institutional & Federal Healthcare Construction
Speaker, ENR MidAtlantic Healthcare Construction Conference, September 2014

Healthcare Facilities Executives Roundtable
Speaker, Healthcare Facilities Executives Roundtable, April 2014

Navigating the Medical Office Boom
Speaker, New Jersey Healthcare Summit, May 2013

How to Plan Facilities to Align with Healthcare Reform Incentives
Speaker,  Deloitte Construction Roundtable, April 2013

Questions Healthcare Organizations Should be Asking
Speaker, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting, December 2012

Effects of Healthcare Reform
Speaker, National Healthcare Real Estate Summit, November 2012

Future of Ambulatory Care
Speaker, New Jersey Healthcare Summit, June 2012