“Beginning my career as the next Tradewell Fellow, I appreciate the opportunity to contribute new research to the profession while being closely mentored by the leaders in healthcare design.”
Renee LaCroix
2014 Tradewell Fellow 


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WHR Architects is pleased to announce the Tradewell Fellowship’s 18th Year.

Design. Build. Heal. 

Named in honor of the late Gary Tradewell, a former Vice President and Medical Planner of WHR, the Tradewell Fellowship was created to build careers of aspiring healthcare architects. Each year, the Tradewell Fellow is involved with clients in early master planning and design with a particular focus on healing environments and collaborative design methods. The year-long Fellowship typically begins and ends in June and includes employment at WHR Architects in Houston.
In addition to working directly with senior medical planners and clients, Fellows receive unique experience and career guidance from leaders in the healthcare industry and a network of past Tradewell Fellows. At the completion of the Fellowship, participants have begun to develop the skills and experiences to become leaders and mentors.

Learn. Grow. Achieve.  

The Tradewell Fellow is someone who wants to be a lifelong learner and mentor to others.  In order to develop particular expertise in an area of his or her interest, the Fellow will choose a topic related to the design of healing spaces and create a body of writing or project that is suitable for presentation and/or publication. The Fellow will also receive a scholarship to attend a national healthcare conference, and the opportunity to attend and lead many in-house educational presentations.  No two Fellowship years have ever been the same.
Other educational opportunities for the Fellow include: assisting with teaching a graduate level course on health facility planning, design, and construction; participating in evidence-based design activities; and assisting members of the firm in authoring speeches, articles, presentations, or books.

Join Us. 

WHR thanks everyone who applied for this year's Fellowship. We will announce the new Tradewell Fellow in the late spring/early summer. Stay tuned for details of next year's application in the summer!
You can read more about the Tradewell Fellowship in our press release here.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about the Tradewell Fellowship Program, please contact one of our recent Fellows at tradewell@whrarchitects.com.