Patricia Rice-Spivey, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Vice President | Healthcare Practice Leader
I'm Patty, and I am a Healthcare Practice Leader and Principal for Studio+. I love being the "go-to" person for our clients and peers. I actually started my career in corporate marketing with a degree in psychology. I later incorporated that background into an architectural career, with a passion to design spaces that positively affect the way people feel.
I have an extensive portfolio of experience including all aspects of healthcare design, and have managed projects ranging from equipment renovations to $65 million hospital expansions. Throughout this experience, I've always fostered an innate sense of teamwork with project stakeholders, a culture of mentorship within the design studio, and a research mentality in order to discover ways to incorporate latest innovations into facilities.
I am involved with the Women in Architecture, providing guidance toward up-and-coming female architects, and am also a member of the National Association of Minority Architects, where I promote diversity in our field.
Outside of work, I love playing racquetball (although my knees hate me for it!) and traveling. I want to see as much of this planet as I can before I leave it!