Scott Speser

Scott Speser

Aldie, VA, US



  • Registered Architect with extensive experience in healthcare projects including hospitals, clinics, long- term care facilities, and specialized facilities for rehabilitation and spinal cord injury/disorders
  • Medical Planning including programming, user interface, facility planning, equipment planning, interior finish standards
  • Development of planning and design standards for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare systems
  • Advocate for accessibility in the built environment

Excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; works effectively in a team setting. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint and the Space Planning and Equipment Planning System (SEPS). Experience using AutoCAD and REVIT. Published articles relating to healthcare and accessibility issues.


HDR, Arlington, VA, US, Federal Healthcare Architect

• Development of space planning and design standards for VA and DoD:
o Healthcare delivery model research-federal and private sectors
o User group interaction
o Space criteria development
o Space planning and design
o Room test fits
o Equipment planning
• Updates/revisions for 62 clinical and non-clinical chapters for the VA including PG-18-9: Space Planning Criteria, and VA-Space & Equipment Planning System (VA-SEPS), PG-18-5: Equipment Guide list, and Pg-18-12 Design Guide
• Updates/revisions for 42 clinical and non-clinical chapters for the DoD Planning and Design standards
• Development of marketing proposals federal healthcare projects
• Medical planning for the development of design-build RFP for the James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL

Feb 2013 - Jul 2017

Cannon Design, Baltimore, MD, US, Associate Vice President

• Medical planning for acute and long term care healthcare projects
• Marketing for healthcare services
• Consultation for accessibility for healthcare projects
• Medical planning for a new 154 resident VA Community Living Center at the Perry Point VA Medical Center. Incorporated Green House concepts as a prototype for new VA standards for long-term care

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Cannon Design, Baltimore, MD, US, Architect/Medical Planner

• Medical planning for healthcare projects including programming and space planning
• Developed and updated space planning standards for VA Space Planning Criteria/SEPS
• Updates/revisions for VA Design Guides; Diagnostic Imaging Series
• Medical planning for the VA CARES Tower at the VA Cleveland Medical Center including Rehabilitation, Blind Rehabilitation, and SCI/D long-term care

Dec 2004 - Nov 2007

LEO A DALY, Omaha, NE, US, Project Manager/Project Architect

• Project Manager/Project Architect for healthcare projects
• Client interaction and project presentation
• Medical space planning
• Project coordination
• Project coordination for the Blind Rehabilitation Center and the SCI/D Center at the VA Hines Medical Center in Chicago, IL

Jul 2002 - Dec 2004

Hiller Speser Associates, Milton, PA, US, Principal

• Leadership in architectural design and project programming of which 80% were healthcare projects
• Conducted client negotiations and marketing
• Supervised design development and construction document phases
• Served as the primary client contact for all phases of project design and development
• Design of the Geisinger Outpatient Clinic at Kulpmont, PA.
• Interior finish standards program for the Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA

Nov 1995 - Jul 2002

Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, US, Senior Architect

• Design of healthcare projects for a large medical group practice including programming, preliminary design, construction documents, interior design, and construction supervision
• Extensive research into healthcare appropriate finishes and materials to develop a system-wide interior finish standards program

Sep 1989 - Nov 1995


Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

5-year degree program

Sep 1970 - Jun 1975

Areas of Specialization