Richard Embers

Rick has been integrally involved in healthcare facility planning since the beginning of his career in 1988. After graduating from The University of Kansas he worked at Pulse Design Group (which was at the time Wilson Johnson Associates) for a few years before becoming a principal of a small firm in Winfield, Kansas. In 1996, Rick returned to Pulse Design Group, known then as Wilson Johnson Embers, as a principal. Since that time he has expanded the firm’s client base with relationships he has worked to develop at The University of Kansas Hospital, Children’s Mercy Hospital, DaVita Dialysis Centers, and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.

Additionally, Rick has key involvement in the firm’s design build contract that provides hospital design services to the Department of Defense’s task of updating air force base hospitals across the country. Those projects include work at Andrews Air Force Base in Virginia, the Air Force Academy Hospital in Colorado, David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, Langley Air Force Base Medical Center in Virginia, and Beale Air Force Base Medical Center in California.

Rick’s expertise in healthcare architecture includes experience throughout all stages of the design projects as well as experience with non-traditional projects including existing facility assessments and statement of conditions preparation for the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Facilities. Rick is a member of AIA, the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and an accredited member of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Affiliation + Registration

Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
American Institute of Architects
American College of Healthcare Architects
American Society of Healthcare Engineers


Bachelor of Architecture + University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Art, Environmental Studies and Geology + University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Contact Rick directly via email (below)


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