Todd Accardi

Health, Chicago

Since a young age, Todd has loved learning and pushing the boundaries of innovation. And it was through his mother’s successful battle with cancer where Todd learned early on that the design of a space can be a powerful force in the journey of one’s health, healing, and well-being.

What Todd embraces most about his planner role in the healthcare architecture space is being the bridge between designers and industry subject matter experts. He knows that solving these complex problems means being a master at facilitating conversations with a wide variety of leaders, their constituents, and ultimately, the end users. Todd believes that these authentic connections translate into stronger and more profound design solutions.

Whether it is at work or home with his wife and three boys, Todd believes life is an endless journey to gain knowledge and achieve balance. That philosophy is embedded in his designs and relationships with clients.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
Intended as a 100-year building, the design offers great future flexibility through use of modular components, which enable rooms and labs to be used for multiple programs and patient types in the future.
"What I really enjoy in my role is the opportunity to observe clinical operations with a lens on innovation; to focus on improving workflow or learn firsthand how they use a space we designed. Clinicians are amazing adapters and can create workarounds for almost any obstacle if warranted. Watching them perform their craft in your space is an honest measure of its success, and a truly rewarding experience.”

Todd's Featured Work

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
Baltimore, Maryland