Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, President
With more than 30 years experience, Joe is senior vice president and director of health facilities at HKS, Inc., in Dallas, Texas.
He serves as health facilities principal and technical adviser on various health care projects.
Prior to joining HKS, Joe was director of design and construction at the American Hospital Association.
was responsible for representing hospitals nationwide, including managing state-of-the-art resources in both government and voluntary standard-setting bodies.
Developing a high degree of understanding of the principles utilized in health facility standards affecting design, Joe
brings unique expertise to each project, seeing that the most current thinking is incorporated into each design.
Joe has served as Chairman of the last three editions of the Guidelines and will serve as Chairman Emeritus of the 2010 edition.
He is Past President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and Chairman of the NFPA Health Care Section.
He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, a Founding Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Architects, and a Fellow in the Health Facilities Institute.