Mark Vaughan, AIA, FACHA, LSSBB, healthcare planning director based in Page’s Dallas office, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. One of AIA's highest distinctions, the College recognizes members who exemplify excellence for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. 

As a national champion for empathetic architecture, he innovates complex health environments to be sensitive to the most vulnerable patients, elevates the standards by which healthcare architects are credentialed, and inspires young professionals through personal mentorship.

“I have known Mark for over three decades, meeting him when he was my graduate student, and following his extraordinary career ever since,” says Ray Pentecost, FAIA, FACHA, George J. Mann Chair of Healthcare Design and Director, Center for Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University School of Architecture, who sponsored Vaughan’s elevation to AIA Fellow. “He has made it his mission to create life-changing impact in every aspect of his work, never losing sight of his responsibility to his clients, knowledge-sharing for the benefit of the profession, mentorship for the next generation of architects, and advocating for the needs of healthcare staff, patients, and the less fortunate.”

With more than 32 years of healthcare architecture experience, Vaughan uses his expertise and broad skill set to help teams envision the possibilities in each project. 

"As lead healthcare planner and client engagement leader on many of the firm’s most important healthcare projects, Mark uses his intellectual rigor, empathy for patients and caretakers, and visionary instincts to guide healthcare stakeholders toward breakthrough design solutions," says Tushar Gupta, Page healthcare market sector leader.

A registered architect in Texas and multiple other states, Vaughan is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American College of Healthcare Architects and a is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Healthcare certification. In 2017, he was elevated to the ACHA College of Fellows.

Vaughan is among 96 AIA members joining the College of Fellows at this year’s Conference on Architecture and Design 2024. They will be honored at the AIA Investiture of Fellows Ceremony on June 7, 2024, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.