AECOM appoints James W. Thomson vice president and managing principal of its Midwest region Buildings + Places practice

LOS ANGELES (June 26, 2017) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that James W. Thomson, American Institute of Architects (AIA), The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has been named vice president and managing principal for its Midwest region Buildings + Places practice, part of its Design and Consulting Services (DCS) group. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the Buildings + Places practice is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. In this role, Mr. Thomson will be responsible for strategic growth and development while providing leadership and overall direction for the division’s Midwest region. Mr. Thomson brings 23 years of experience in design and leadership with expertise in healthcare environments.

“Jim knows what it means to be a leader,” said Rebecca Nolan, executive vice president, Buildings + Places, Americas. “His ability to nurture and mentor our practitioners aligns completely with our core values to inspire, develop and celebrate our people, elevating the communities we touch. His leadership in the healthcare market, specifically, supports our continued efforts to design and deliver future-ready and innovative solutions for health and wellness environments.”

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Thomson was with HDR where he led design teams in the development of major healthcare projects across North America. Throughout his career, he has worked with Penn State Hershey Medical Center Allina/Children’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, United/ Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Etobicoke Health Centre and Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. Thomson holds a Masters of Architecture with High Distinction from Lawrence Tech University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Studies from The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

“The healthcare marketplace is constantly evolving and we need to stay ahead of it,” says Mr. Thomson. “AECOM’s integrated and interdisciplinary platform enables us to guide our clients through the market’s complex demands and I am truly excited to help lead our teams in the Midwest design real solutions that foster a high quality patient experience.”

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