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Boulder Associates, Inc.

Boulder Associates Architects has exclusively specialized in healthcare and senior living design since our founding in 1983. With offices in Colorado and northern and southern California, Boulder Associates maintains a staff of over 70 architects, interior designers and other professionals who all share a belief in the power of design to enrich lives.Our passion to set new standards for healthy healing environments invariably brought us to our involvement with Planetree. Years of commitment to the organization and a strong alliance with their mission and goals led to our successful certification in becoming a member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network in 2010. Our goal is to become a leader in design for health and aging by establishing ourselves as trusted advisors to our clients, and serving their goals and missions as our own. We do this by bringing our person-centered design approach, strong technical expertise, and reputation for client service to serve the most progressive healthcare and senior living organizations all across the country.

Todd Henderson AIA, Leed AP BD+C, Principal

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www.boulder associates.com

Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.

Anyone who has a passion for design should also have a passion for humanity." This is the belief of ESa's founder Earl Swensson and the guiding principle on which he founded the firm in 1961. Human-centered design and the provision of personal service form the core of ESa's existence.

In recognition of the firm's beliefs and practices, Planetree inducted ESa into the Planetree Visionary Design Network in 2009 as one of five charter member architecture and design firms, validating ESa's 50 years of creating healing healthcare environments designed to lift human spirits and improve outcomes.

With architects registered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ESa has worked in 48 states as well as 16 countries. Over 90 percent of the firm's work is in healthcare design, including new greenfield and expansions/renovations of hospitals, medical centers, specialty facilities and medical office buildings as well as senior living design. ESa is consistently ranked among the top healthcare design firms in the country by Modern Healthcare.

Todd Robinson, Principal
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S/L/A/M Collaborative


Since 1989, The S/L/A/M Collaborative has been at the forefront of implementing Planetree designs and has played an integral role in the development of patient and family focused care in hospitals throughout the United States. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Connecticut and NY, SLAM is a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary architectural firm that offers an array of services including facility master planning, space programming, interior design, structural engineering, landscape architecture, construction services, cost estimating, and sustainable design. As a leader in the implementation of Planetree principles, SLAM recognizes that there is not one approach that fits all institutions. The need for dialogue between the architectural team and the institution's leadership during the design process is essential. Applying Planetree principles begins with the recognition that architectural planning can impact organizational and behavior changes. SLAM strives to engage the stakeholders in the design process, stressing the importance of the physical environment in healing as a means of further developing the institution's mission.

Karrie Frasca‐Beaulieu, IIDA, EDAC, Associate
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