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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024
Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

Advisory Board Member

Gary W Collins, AIA, NCARB

Senior Director, Healthcare
Virtual Energy Solutions

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.

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.

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.