Project Management Advisors, Inc. (PMA) recently announced that Douglas King, AIA, NCARB, ACHA, has joined the firm as vice president of healthcare. King will lend his expertise in healthcare planning, design and construction, as well as his deep knowledge and advisory skills in regulatory compliance, to PMA’s growing roster of healthcare clients.
King has managed numerous large-scale international and domestic healthcare projects in his architectural and project management career. In Chicago alone, he has completed more than $1.3 billion worth of projects for some of the city’s most well-known hospital systems, including two mega-hospital projects that have won international acclaim: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg/Galter Pavilion (2.1 million square feet, $732 million), which won the ACHA Legacy Project Award in 2016, and the Prentice Women’s Hospital (945,000 square feet, $330 million).
Most recently, King played an instrumental role in the rapid conversion of the McCormick Place Convention Center into a 3,000-bed capacity alternate care medical facility in the wake of an anticipated spike in the city’s COVID-19 cases—a transformation that occurred within 25 days. In recognition of his expertise, King is helping craft the new U.S. healthcare standards addressing Emergency Response for the FGI Guidelines, a national healthcare design standard.