Leo A Daly & Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Job Title
Medical Planner
Req No.
RFT:Regular Full-Time


LEO A DALY is a leader in the design of the built environment dedicated to transforming the human experience through the power of design. For more than 100 years, we’ve created places that inspire wonder, connect communities and enable great things. Our creative teams combine planning, architecture, engineering, interiors and program management to deliver truly integrated design.


We are a diverse collection of inventive problem solvers united by a passion for great design.


We own the impact of our work, socially, economically and environmentally. In collaboration with our clients and each other, we create innovative, thoughtful and sustainable solutions to the urgent challenges that face our world.


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The Medical Planner is a key member of the Healthcare Team providing development, leadership and outstanding healthcare / medical planning experience. This position is responsible for master planning, programming and development of large, complex medical facilities. This position will work directly with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects on schedule and within budget. It requires direct communication with the client and utilizes organizational, interpersonal, verbal and communication skills. Senior level understanding of all aspects of the business and Healthcare industry is required. Only candidates with prior successful healthcare planning experience will be considered.

  • Specialize in medical facility planning, programming, medical equipment planning, and report writing.
  • Familiar with benchmarking and participation in assistance of operations planning.
  • Familiar with Macro Planning (health system/ facility master plans) and Micro Planning (Inpatient and Ambulatory Departmental Development).
  • Independently conduct planning/programming client meetings or other client presentations.
  • Capable of managing and mentoring healthcare studio members.
  • Conduct research, complete data analyses, and develop reports. May be responsible for technical coordination for specific aspects of project work and for consultants to the project.
  • Conduct analyses of long-term healthcare facility needs and develop solutions involving construction of new facilities and major rehabs of existing facilities.
  • Conduct analyses of space utilization, determine space requirements for expanding, and create solutions to meet evolving space needs.
  • Normally functions as client leader/project planner, responsible for meeting budget criteria and maintaining project schedules for a variety of projects; responsible for leading the planning effort for a variety of healthcare projects.
  • Perform other duties as required to meet deadlines; contribute to the success of project assignments, and achieve overall office goals.
  • Secure Owner approvals during Pre-Design and Design phase reviews and document key decisions during project planning.  
  • Establish and nurture client relationships, including responsibility for customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate selected consultants which impact clinical areas and equipment their documents and final quality control prior to issuance.
  • Prepare functional and space programs for health facilities. Conduct client and user group interviews for needs assessment and implement master planning and medical planning documentation.
  • Work with marketing to prepare presentations and participate in client interviews. Assist in developing strategies for approaching potential clients. Develop business strategies to expand the Healthcare studio.
  • Minor travel for client and user meetings is required.


  • 10+ years related experience and/or training (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in the Healthcare Architecture field with emphasis on Medical Planning / Programming.
  • Medical Office Building and Ambulatory Care experience is a plus.
  • Licensed Architect preferred.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness working in a team setting, communicating with others and with a history of customer satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of technical aspects relating to healthcare is essential, as is the ability to communicate well with others and make independent decisions.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Revit/AutoCAD skills preferred.
  • LEED AP preferred.
  • Experience in working in a collaborative environment including Healthcare Studio Leader, Architects and Engineers to engage and develop project deliverables.
  • Acute familiarity with current healthcare industry practices, trends and innovations including LEAN Concepts, Patient Centered Care, Evidence Based Design.


Why Join LEO A DALY?

At LEO A DALY, you will become part of a collaborative design culture and do work that matters. As an integrated design practice, we believe that a diversity of perspectives generates better solutions. We trust and support each other, ask hard questions and solve complex problems.  Guided by a spirit of inquiry, we design for people at every scale, creating spaces that elevate individuals, their communities, and the institutions that serve them. Join LEO A DALY - help us transform the world.

EEO Information

LEO A DALY Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. LEO A DALY Company, is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the Human Resources Department by phone at 402-391-8111 or by email at Recruiting@LEOADALY.com . For more information about your rights under the law, see EEO is the law.


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