Public health graduate student Molly M. Scanlon, AIA, FACHA, has achieved Fellowship status with the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). Scanlon is currently a doctoral student in the Environmental Health Science program at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She is the 54th architect to receive this honor and the fifth woman in the United States.
Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed on a certificate holder by the ACHA. Fellowship is granted to ACHA Board certified architects specializing in healthcare who have shown distinction in fulfilling an area of expertise as determined by the College’s Council of Fellows. The Council of Fellows was founded to advance the profession of healthcare architecture.
Scanlon joins the ranks of distinguished fellows, and is one of more than 400 colleagues in the United States and Canada who are certified healthcare architects. ACHA requires its certificate holders to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public, to practice in an ethical manner to maintain the highest standards in the specialized field of healthcare architecture.
She has 25 years of experience working as a healthcare planning and design expert. Molly specializes in developing environments that encourage, motivate and inspire patients toward optimal healing. A partial list of her clients include: the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps, Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp Healthcare, Scripps Health, University of California - San Francisco, and The Ohio State University.
Currently enrolled as a doctoral student in the environmental health science division of the Zuckerman College of Public Health, Scanlon plans to pursue research about the built environment and its connection to public health. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects; the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has certified her career experience; and she is a registered architect in the States of Arizona and California. Molly earned her Masters of Architecture from the widely recognized healthcare architecture program at Clemson University in South Carolina, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Design.