Key Member Profile – Mathew Grant

Mathew Grant, AIA, ACHA, NCARB
Healthcare Market Leader – AECOM
Columbus, Ohio

How has ACHA certification enhanced your career in healthcare architecture and/or design?
It has helped open doors.

ACHA certification has helped with professional opportunities and establishes credibility when someone is not aware of the experience you bring to the table.

What would you say to anyone interested in the field?
Consider ACHA certification.

Establish yourself as a knowledge leader in a crowded field, which helps both in terms of personal opportunities and professional acknowledgement.

What led you to becoming ACHA certified?
At times in my career, I have struggled with being relatively young for the level of responsibility I had on projects. When Peter Bardwell, former ACHA President, explained ACHA’s purpose, meaning and structure to me it seemed like a perfect fit. A credential that would help establish me as a knowledge leader in spite of lack of biological proof of experience.

About Mathew Grant

Education: Master of Architecture, Harvard University
BA in Architecture, Columbia University

Experience includes leading the cutting edge BIM delivery effort for Glickman Pavilion at the Cleveland Clinic, various roles including project architect and project manager for portions of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s post Karina replacement medical center, and serving as project manager on the modernization project at Mount Carmel East hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

After working on healthcare projects by happenstance, Mathew became very intrigued and passionate about the field of healthcare architecture and design and decided to pursue it as a career. He has over a decade of experience leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex, efficient, and sustainable healing environments. Mathew is based in Columbus, Ohio and has a passion for traveling, particularly to nature for hiking.