Scott Cobin

Scott Cobin

Overland Park, KS, US



I am a healthcare design architect with 38 years of experience in hospitals, clinics, senior living and outpatient facilities. Holding licenses in 12 states and being certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, I am presently in transition and available to join a firm that is interested in quality sustainable design of healing environments.

I am a member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and write on the subject of state-of-the-art healthcare design and healing environments. Additionally, having spent so much of my career in the healthcare arena, I have a great many affiliations and involvements with that industry. One of those affiliations, The Academy of Architecture for Health, recently asked that I sit on the Health Guidelines Revision Committee charged with writing the new requirements of the 2014 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. I am honored to do so and give back to the professsion and our country's hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, hospice and residential care facilities.

I enjoy leading the design effort and mentoring younger staff toward success having lead large studios and small design teams of architects, engineers and consultants.

I am open to the necessary travel it takes to be a leading healthcare design profession both domestically and internationally.


Hart Freeland Roberts Architects and Engineers, Kansas City, MO, US, Vice President/Principal

I ran the Kansas City office of HFR.After only one year in the Brentwood, Tennessee corporate office of HFR as a healthcare designer, I marketed and won a significant project in Kansas City. So I opened a new office there as required by that particular client.

As the founding partner of this office (1992), I hired staff, marketed all new work, designed each building and was in charge of all construction administration.

Apr 1999 - Nov 2011

Corbin Buehler Architects, Nashville, TN, US, Partner

Daniel Buehler and I formed a partnership in 1987 to design healthcare work primarily. Our largest client was an outpatient healthcare client that today is AmSurg Corp in Nashville.

After some years, we were asked by Hart Freeland Roberts to merge our company with them and move into their corporate office in Brentwood, Tennessee just outside of Nashville. We were asked to simply improve HFR's design efforts in healthcare. I worked on MOB's and a parking structure for Baptist Hospital as well as a major medical office building for Maury Regional Medical Center.

Jun 1987 - Mar 1991

Floyd + Corbin Architects, Nashville, TN, US, Partner

Floyd + Corbin Architects did a plethora of church work in additiont to healthcare work.

My design for Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee won a design award from AIA.

Jun 1986 - Jun 1987

Gresham Smith, Nashville, TN, US, Associate

This was my first position after graduating from Virginia Tech. I started out as a designer/draftsman at GSP and was immediately put on a healthcare design team that was doing for-profit hospital design for a relatively new company named Hospital Corporation of America. As a quick study, I found myself traveling a considerable amount of time meeting with hospital staff to design replacement facilities all across the South.

Thirteen years later, I was an Associate in the firm and in-charge of a 72-person healthcare studio. I became experienced as an expert witness in certificate-of-need hearings and worked closely with HCA attorneys and real estate personnel.

Jun 1973 - Jun 1986


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture


Aug 1968 - Jun 1973


Excellence in Masonry Design, Belmont Church, Nashville, Tennessee, 1st Place

This Merit Award was for the outstanding brickwork in the design of this major addition to a significant church on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee.


ICU Design Citation for the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1st Place

Awarded at the national conference in San Francisco, this award was for the best Intensive Care Unit design in America in 2001. It was jointly awarded by the American Institute of Architects and The Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Lighting Design for The Medical Mall at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1st Place

Architectural lighting of the interior atrium of the medical mall as well as the exterior night lighting work of this building was exceptional.


Preservation Award for Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin, Tennessee, 1st Place

This design award is for a new church on a greenfield site just outside Nashville, Tennessee. It was awarded by The Heritage Foundation of Franklin Tennessee and the Williamson County Hisorical Society.


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