Certificant Profile – Chenyue Yuan

Chenyue Yuan, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Founder of LAKM Architects LLC
Alpharetta, GA

How has ACHA certification enhanced your career in healthcare architecture and/or design?
Definitely yes from multiple aspects.

From marketing aspect – as an ACHA certified member, I gain trust from my clients.

From networking aspect – we get chance to meet peer in a smaller group during HCD conference to get to know people of the industry.

From practice aspect – certification CEU requirement is a way to encourage and motivate me to learn.

What would you say to anyone interested in the field?
Medical buildings are a type of architecture and we are still architects.

What led you to becoming ACHA certified?
As a healthcare architect, it is a way to prove myself as a specialized professional and it is an honor to carry ACHA credential.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you personally or your practice?
Less travel.

About You

Education: Degree and Institution: M Arch in Healthcare + Architecture, Clemson University

I have spent the past few years working on both China and US hospitals and gained a great deal of knowledge of designing multi-million square feet medical campus. It is quite interesting to work with healthcare professionals from all over the world.