Walter Jones Jr., AIA, LEED, EDAC

Walter  Jones Jr., AIA, LEED, EDAC
Walter Jones Jr., AIA, LEED, EDAC
Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation
MetroHealth System

Mr. Jones joined the Metrohealth System in October 2014 where he provides the strategic vision, leadership, management and operation of the departments of Facilities Management, Construction Management, Space Utilization, and Real Estate. He is specifically responsible for leading the development, planning, design and construction of MetroHealth’s 52 acre healthcare campus transformation that includes a new 335 bed hospital.

Mr. Jones came to Metrohealth, following eleven years as Senior Vice President of Facilities Planning and Development for Parkland Health and Hospital System where, perhaps, the most notable of his duties included responsibility for the construction of Parkland’s $1.3 billion, 2.1 million square foot, LEED Gold rated, 865 bed hospital and medical campus project.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University. He began his career as an architect in Atlanta, Georgia in the areas of retail, corporate, hospitality. and finally healthcare architecture as an associate with Howell, Rusk, Dodson Architects. Significant healthcare projects in Atlanta included major renovation and expansion projects for Grady Memorial Hospital and the Northside Hospital Women’s Center.

Jones is a member of The Built Environment Network, and serves on several boards including The Institute for Patient Centered Design, The Academy of Healthcare Infrastructure, Healthcare Design magazine, and other local community and professional organizations. He enjoys being a frequent speaker about healthcare design subjects of evidence-based design, project management, sustainability, and technology for philanthropic, civic and professional audiences.