FKP Architects Announces New Hire
FKP Architects recently expanded their roster of experienced healthcare design talent with the addition of Steve Kopp, AIA. Kopp has 14 years of architecture and planning experience for high performance healthcare, academic and research facilities. His portfolio represents over 1.5 million square feet of facilities, much of it designed for the most highly regarded medical institutions in Texas, Oklahoma and California.
Diane Osan, FKP’s Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer, says of Kopp, “Steve’s care for clients and attention to patient needs make him a natural fit for our team. He is especially well-versed in designing large scale facilities, which have their own challenges. Getting to the bottom of understanding what makes our clients and patients tick, and adapting to industry changes with a leadership vision… these are the great things we look forward to seeing from Steve.”
Most recently, Kopp served as project architect and medical planner for the 200,000 square-foot renovation of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, a project for the Christus Santa Rosa Health System. He directed the planning effort for the renovation of an aging general hospital into a new 200-bed pediatric hospital. Kopp was instrumental in facilitating the design for the neo-natal intensive care unit and the emergency department. Kopp was also responsible for team coordination and oversight.
Kopp attended Brown University, and then earned a Masters of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin. He taught design at Prairie View A&M University before practicing for six years in Los Angeles on several large projects for Kaiser Permanente. He is a licensed architect in California and Texas.
About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design® across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Recent representative projects include Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston, TX; Cook Children’s Medical Center North Tower and Dodson Medical Office Building in Dallas, TX; Children’s Hospital of Orange County Bill Holmes Tower, Orange, CA; and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Science and Computer Technology Building, Odessa, TX. For more information, visit www.fkp.com