AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP® BD+C
Jhiah Chang has over 12 years of experience serving as a planner, project manager, and designer on healthcare and academic projects—both renovation and new construction. Her participation has included predesign studies, master plans, space programs, and operational improvement analyses, as well as architectural and interior design services. Surrounded by art and literature at an early age, Jhiah’s love for architecture sprouted from a marriage between engineering and business, which her parents wanted her to pursue, and her own interests in fashion, interiors, and furniture design. As an Evidence-Based Design and LEED AP®, she is passionate about planning and designing environments that are sustainable and operationally efficient, and that support patient and family-centered care. As such, she draws inspiration from those who are compassionate and driven to improve the lives of others. Through her experience with various project delivery methodologies, Jhiah has gained valuable technical knowledge with complex regulatory requirements and approvals processes. Her clients have included Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services, Penn Medicine, SickKids, UC Irvine Health, The University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, and the University of Southern California. Jhiah is currently serving as Co-Chair of the AIA Los Angeles Committee on Architecture in Healthcare, on the planning committee for the AIA California Council’s annual Healthcare Facilities Forum, and is a recipient of the U40 List: AIA/AAH List of Healthcare Design’s Best Under 40. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds a Green Belt Lean Certification for Facilities Design.