Competition :: Calling Design Grads Interested in Healthcare Architecture

Tradewell Fellowship
Deadline: January 22, 2010

The Tradewell Fellowship was created by WHR Architects, Inc. (WHR) to help build careers of aspiring healthcare architects. Each year, a Tradewell Fellow is involved with clients in early master planning and design stages with particular focus on healing environments and collaborative design methods. The Fellowship begins and ends in July and includes employment at WHR Architects in Houston, TX.

“This fellowship offers a very unique opportunity for someone particularly interested in healthcare facility planning and design,” says Charles Cadenhead, FAIA, FACHA – Senior Principal and Tradewell Fellow Mentor. “The Fellows have gained broad experience during their year at WHR and many have stayed with the firm. But all have achieved great things.”

In addition to working directly with senior medical planners on design projects, Fellows receive career guidance from leaders at WHR and a network of past Tradewell Fellows. Upon the completion of the year-long Fellowship, participants have begun to develop the skills and experiences to become leaders and mentors.

The Tradewell Fellow is someone who wants to be a lifelong learner and teacher. In order to develop expertise in an area of his or her interest, the Fellow will choose a topic related to the design of healing spaces and create a body of writing that is suitable for publication. The Fellow will also receive a scholarship to attend a healthcare architecture conference, and the opportunity to attend many in-house educational presentations. Other educational opportunities include: assisting with teaching a graduate-level course on health facility planning, design, and construction; participating in evidence-based design activities; and assisting members of the firm in authoring speeches, articles, or books.

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