Healthcare Expertise

Healthcare organizations are being challenged to think differently about how they deliver care to create a competitive advantage. The advent and acceptance of evidence-based medicine and outcomes-based reimbursement incentives has created a growing expectation for healthcare design firms to provide innovative, proven solutions to meet their needs. HGA works with leading health organizations to ensure the design, delivery, and operation of their facilities support their strategy and mission.

In healthcare design, HGA is helping clients re-imagine new ways to deliver services for improved staff efficiency and greater patient care. Our pre-design strategy involves interactive workshops with hospital leadership, physicians, staff members, and user groups to create an ideal patient environment.

Our goal with every healthcare project is to deliver creative solutions that increase operational efficiency, improve clinical outcomes, and elevate human experience—at the lowest possible cost to provide the greatest value to the organizations we serve. We merge evidence-based research, ethnographic research, Lean principles, data analytics, and design thinking with architecture, engineering, and planning to provide value-based solutions that respond to the most challenging questions faced by healthcare organizations today.

Candice Barter
Principal, Associate Vice Principal

Boston Healthcare Leaders

New England Clients

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Lahey Health
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Concord Hospital
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners HealthCare)
McLean Hospital
North Shore Medical Center
South Shore Hospital
Trinity Health of New England
Tufts Medical Center
UMass Medical Center
Winchester Hospital
Yale New Haven Health

Industry Rankings

#6—Interior Design Healthcare Giants
Interior Design Magazine
#9—Healthcare Sector Architecture Firms
Building Design and Construction
#9—Top Healthcare Architects
Medical Construction and Design
#11 —Top Design Firms, Healthcare
Engineering News Record
#19—Top Architecture Firms
Modern Healthcare
#7—Top Zero-Energy Architecture Firms
New Buildings Institute
#15—Top Architecture Firms
Washington Business Journal
#25—Top 300 Architecture Firms
Architectural Record
#21—Architect 50, Overall
Architect Magazine
#10—Architecture & Engineering Firms
Building Design and Construction
#12—Green Building Sector Architecture Firms
Building Design and Construction (2018)


Ambulatory Care Centers


Medical Office Buildings


Academic Medical Center Clients