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Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal

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Healthcare Planning and Design Expert Will Lead Firm's National Healthcare Practice

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A's core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

Frederick is internationally known for her expertise in complex healthcare planning and facility design for leading institutions throughout the United States and abroad, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Egyptian Air Force Hospital. She comes to TK&A from the Chicago office of Perkins + Will, where she was a Principal since 1995. She is highly regarded for her expansive knowledge of healthcare issues and trends, her incisive and analytical approach, and her success in guiding institutions to achieve strategic goals through optimal facility design.

"I am thrilled to be joining Tsoi/Kobus & Associates," says Frederick. "As a competitor, I admired the high quality of their work for years. Now I look forward to helping TK&A continue to grow and deepen its healthcare practice on behalf of its world-class clients."

"Jocelyn is a first-rate strategic thinker who complements our existing academic medical center expertise and adds a new depth of experience in replacement hospital and inpatient bed tower projects," says TK&A Senior Principal and co-founder Rick Kobus, FAIA, FACHA. "As one of the new leaders of our firm, she will not only continue our tradition of advancing our clients' goals through smart design but also enable us to better meet the changing needs of the marketplace and position us for future growth."

Frederick graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in pre-architecture, and earned a master's degree in architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1978. She is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, a frequent lecturer at professional conferences and a regular contributor to key industry publications. She joins TK&A on April 1, 2009.

About Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (www.tka-architects.com) was founded in 1983 and has since grown to become one of the nation's leading architecture, planning, and interior design firms for healthcare, science and technology, college and university, and commercial real estate projects. The firm's award-winning designs are rooted in solutions that advance clients' strategic goals and missions, and that combine cutting-edge technology with compassion and creativity. TK&A has designed more than 10 million square feet of healthcare space for academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and community hospitals, including several first-of-their kind building types. TK&A has been recognized by Architectural Record magazine as one of the country's "Best Managed Firms," by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 500 design firms, by Interior Design magazine as a "Healthcare Giant," and by Architecture magazine as one of the "Top 50 Global Giants."

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