Val Williams

Val Williams AIA, ACHA

Senior Associate / Senior Healthcare Planner


You don’t so much see Val Williams as hear her first: a loud laugh, often followed by clapping. Her positive approach to life mirrors her approach to clients: what does each person need, want, must share, care about and how can Val support it? Her philosophy is that we can only understand architecture when we understand the people using it.

Her career has been a delightful romp through two decades of healthcare planning and design, spanning lab and imaging renovations to massive multispecialty clinics and greenfield replacement of critical access hospitals in the Western U.S. Val also has conducted management research on architectural intern engagement, project process and team dynamics, and on relationship building at a project’s inception.