WHR Architects Welcomes Michael Lubben and Marty Huie
WHR Architects is pleased to announce the addition of two new employees, Michael Lubben and Marty Huie. Michael Lubben joins WHR as a Senior Project Manager, bringing over 20 years’ experience in healthcare project management and planning, financial management, building and hospital codes and zoning review and approval. Marty Huie joins WHR Architects as a Senior Project Architect. Huie brings over 25 years’ experience in architectural design and project architecture roles, and more than 18 years of focused expertise in the healthcare, science and education markets.
“Michael Lubben is a pioneering thought leader in the field of healthcare architecture,” says Mark Vaughan, Principal in Charge of WHR’s Dallas office. “We’re excited to have him on our team.”
Over the past eight years, Lubben has worked on such projects as Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital, the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and the Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush Renner Campus. With a combined construction cost exceeding $350 million and one million square feet, he comes to WHR with experience in commercial, hospitality, justice, retail and residential design.
“I am excited to be a part of WHR’s proven capabilities in hospital design,” Lubben says. “I’m anxious to begin collaborations with some of the industry’s finest architectural minds.”
Over the last six years, Huie has worked on such projects as Cook Children’s Medical Center and Dodson Medical Specialty Clinic. He also sits on a subcommittee for healthcare for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In addition to his considerable project experience, he is the creator of www.buildingcode.info, an educational website providing tutorials on complex and commonly misunderstood building code topics.
“Marty Huie is a forward thinking expert in building codes,” says Vaughan. “Our entire team looks forward to collaborating with him in the future.”
“I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients and engineers that have helped me push my passion for architecture further,” Huie says. “I look forward to building upon that here at WHR.”
WHR’s Dallas office current and recently completed projects include: multiple projects for the Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the Fort Worth Comprehensive Breast Center, multiple projects for the REX UNC Healthcare North Carolina Hospital in Raleigh, and the Emergency Department at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
WHR Architects is a full service architecture, interior design and technology planning firm. The firm’s commitment to critical thinking is balanced by an ingrained empathy that results in both improved project outcomes and positive working experiences for their clients. With over 150 people in Houston and Dallas, Texas; New Jersey; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Abu Dhabi, the 34-year-old firm is working on projects worldwide for top–tier public and private education and medical institutions. Learn more online at www.whrarchitects.com or follow @whrarchitects on Twitter.