Kahler Slater recently announced that Julia Jude, AIA, NCARB, has joined the firm as Principal and Pediatric Practice Leader for its healthcare market. In this role Jude will lead the continued growth and evolution of pediatric healthcare design and strategy, while fostering client relationships across the United States.
With nearly two decades of architectural experience, Jude partners with children’s hospitals across the country to develop state-of-the-art pediatric strategies which support advanced care models, while also reducing patient anxiety. She advocates for environments that reflect children’s resiliency, intelligence, playfulness, sophistication, and abilities. Her career includes shaping several healthcare delivery experiences that inspire joy and wellness for patients and families.
“With a personal drive to preserve and protect the wonder of childhood for all, I believe our designs should let kids just be kids. I’m excited to join Kahler Slater and bring my passion for pediatric healthcare to our clients,” said Jude.
Prior to joining Kahler Slater, Jude was a Pediatric Client Leader and Senior Medical Planner at CannonDesign and FKP Architects. Jude has worked on numerous projects nationally including the Dayton Children’s Specialty Care Center, CHOC’s (Children’s Health of Orange County) Southwest Tower, and numerous pediatric master plans. Jude is also an active member of Center for Health Design, which Kahler Slater has been a member of since 2009.