Jennifer Ries

Vice President, Senior Medical Planner, Office Director

Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA)

Jennifer Ries is a senior medical planner and office director at HGA in Los Angeles, where she specializes in healthcare design. With more than 30 years of experience designing outpatient care centers, academic medical centers, medical campus master plans, and replacement hospitals, she has worked with some of the top healthcare organizations in southern California, providing design insight to create efficient, aesthetically inviting facilities that enables her clients to deliver superior patient care.

To help drive change at HGA and within the industry, Ries sits on the firmwide Equity Task Force and Los Angeles office’s Equity Committee to provide guidance on how the firm contributes to a more inclusive culture. “Equity is important to the architecture industry, our clients, and the community at large,” she said. “There are ingrained systems, processes, biases and habits that unintentionally create barriers to reaching the goal of a more equitable industry.”

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