Advisory Board Member:

Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB

Senior Director, Healthcare

Virtual Energy Solutions

Healthcare Design Work

The majority of my work has been spent identifying project opportunities, building a team to pursue the opportunity, understanding the client opportunity, preparing the RFQ/RFP to gain the opportunity to interview, preparing the team to interview, and going to the interview to secure the project.


About Gary

35 years of practice with 25 years dedicated to healthcare. Experience with 6 of the top 15 firms dedicated to healthcare and research. Lead project pursuits from coast to coast for such firms as Cannon, HLM, Anshen+Allen, and NBBJ. Depth in marketing and business development along with project leadership responsibilities.


Education & Credentials

Kansas State University, Bachelor of Architecture
Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science in Social Science
Licensed Architect - IL, KS, LA, MO
NCARB certified
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Hospital Association (AHA)
American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Past President Health Care Institute, an IFMA Alliance Partner


Fun Fact

Gary has attended opening ceremonies at three major healthcare conferences and was able to hear President Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and General Colin Powell speak.