Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, the award-winning global architecture, interiors and strategic branding firm, has announced the addition of John P. Mattox, AIA, LEED AP, as Director of Strategic Healthcare Initiatives for the firm’s growing Healthcare Division.

Prior to joining the firm, Mattox was the Senior Director of Healthcare Project Management at the University of California, San Diego, where he was instrumental in leading and facilitating major master-planning and capital improvement initiatives for the university’s medical centers.

“With his deep experience and wide expertise in current planning and operations practices for state-of-the-art healthcare settings, John Mattox is a welcome addition to our team at CarrierJohnson + CULTURE,” said Vincent Mudd, managing principal of the firm. “Our expanding work with more large-scale healthcare clients will be well-served by his understanding of healthcare operations, which adds market value at the highest levels of provider leadership.”

With the arrival of Mattox, Carrier Johnson + CULTUREis planning to announce a new advisory group for healthcare strategies later this year, an alliance of hospital executives, project management experts and design professionals assembled by Mattox and the firm. “This move will create a confidential, multidisciplinary resource to address questions and concerns of provider executives regarding significant system changes, speaking directly to our client organizations at the highest level,” added Mudd.

An architect with 35 years of experience in the United States, John Mattox brings a background steeped in strategic initiatives for planning, project and construction management, and capital scope and budget control on multi-million-dollar healthcare buildings and campuses. Significant projects for which Mattox has provided oversight responsibility include the new, 245-bed Jacobs Medical Center Hospital, a major project for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Health System with advanced surgical care, cancer care, and women- and infant-care facilities. Other projects led with Mattox include UCSD’s East Campus Administrative Office Building, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and the new Outpatient Pavilion.

In addition, Mattox has been responsible for leading the administration of campus planning and capital projects with national clients and award-winning design teams, according to Mudd. “This background includes strategic operational initiatives and collaboration with a large range of stakeholder types and executive-level administrators,” he added.

“New healthcare projects will be informed by current transformations in medicine and tailored healthcare, which place new demands on our facilities and care delivery environments,” said Mattox, who has lived in West Africa and now closely follows healthcare administration trends and issues in population health. “I am excited to be a part of the Carrier Johnson + CULTUREteam, where we will work together on new acute care and clinical care facilities, academic medical centers and tomorrow’s patient-centered environments.”

In addition to the firm’s leadership in capital planning, architecture and medical interiors, the arrival of Mattox signals an expansion into advisory services for executives and providers planning new healthcare strategies, assessing current systems, or transforming their delivery models. In addition to building project leadership, Carrier Johnson + CULTUREprovides consulting on matters ranging from provider alignments and population health to real estate issues and new digital health innovations and technologies. The firm will also tackle challenges related to evidence-based design (EBD) and planning, asset management and capital improvement funding and forecasting.

Prior to his work with the University of California, San Diego, Mattox led the firm JPM Design Management in Carlsbad, Calif., after more than a decade with the national architecture firm LPA based in Irvine, Calif. He studied architecture at the well-regarded School of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and also later earned a certificate in construction mediation at the Institute of Construction Management.