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Pulse Desgin Group’s foundation is built on experience, knowledge and partnership that continues to shape the future of healthcare design.

We know healthcare and understand our client's distinctive needs.

Sharing a true passion for the healthcare community, our team of forward thinking architects, interior designers, medical equipment planners and virtual reality developers create a truly collaborative team. Principal involvement provides guidance and support through every step of a project.

Rick Embers Principal / AIA, EDAC, ACHA As managing principal of Pulse Design Group, Rick’s extensive career in healthcare facility planning and design includes a diverse range of projects and clients. These projects consist of rehabilitation, renovation, and modernization projects as well as new facilities. Rick has worked with clients to produce master facility plans, space allocation plans, feasibility studies, and facility evaluations. Rick is a proud member of ACHA (American College of Healthcare Architects) and continues his quest of healthcare knowledge to apply directly to his design solutions.
Michael Andracsek Principal / AIA, LEED AP Michael has vast experience in healthcare facility planning and design, which includes preparation of schematic and design development drawings, working drawings, and specifications. Michael has worked on rehabilitation, renovation, and modernization projects, as well as ground-up projects. Additionally, Michael is LEED certified and serves and the firms sustainable building design guru.
Basil Sherman Principal / AIA, EDAC Basil has extensive experience preparing healthcare facility design documents and managing projects from initial programming and schematics through construction completion. He is particularly skilled in master planning and conceptual design and plays an integral role in facilitating discussions on the creative aspects of environments, as well as assisting clients through the design development process. Basil is EDAC certified and applies proven research to conceptual design concepts.
Lindsay Hampton Principal / NCIDQ, CHID Lindsay’s keen eye for design and finish detail adds a defining touch to the projects on which she works. While adhering to required standards and regulations, Lindsay’s designs revolve around patient healing and well-being. Lindsay strives to provide creative design solutions to improve environments where patient care is given. Additionally, Lindsay is the firm’s first female Principal and was also one of the first CHID (Certified Healthcare Interior Designers) in the region – a true testament to her trade.
Dennis Burns President   As President, Dennis increased brand visibility, provides strategy and vision, interfaces with clients and industry partners, and is integrally involved in day-to-day firm operations. Dennis continually enhances the Pulse Design Group brand through outreach, industry presence and geographic reach.
Mary Moore Associate Principal   As Associate Principal and Senior Director, Mary develops and executes marketing, communications, and business development strategy to gain exposure for the firm and drive results. Her main focus is to gain new business and develop long-term relationships with clients.
Kevin Purvis Associate Principal   Kevin has an extensive career in the design and construction industry, with 20 years of that experience in healthcare planning, design, and construction. Kevin assists clients and specific clinical user groups in identifying and quantifying their specific space needs, evaluating various design approaches, and working closely with the entire project team to ensure every aspect of the project provides an appropriate and flexible space.
Matt Meier Associate Principal / AIA, LEED AP Matt’s experience includes managing various project types within healthcare design. These projects range in size and scope and consist of rehabilitation, renovation, and modernization projects as well as new facilities.
Mandi Bales Medical Equipment Planner   As a medical equipment planner, Mandi is responsible for developing equipment drawings, specifications, inventory, equipment lists and budgets, procurement, transition, and move management. Mandi’s experience includes working with numerous healthcare systems to develop detailed inventories of medical equipment and providing equipment planning services to support new and existing construction projects.
Bridget Bilderback Administration Manager   Bridget runs firm accounting functions from payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, general ledger and financial reporting.
Jodi Bogart Medical Equipment Planner   Jodi is an experienced equipment planner and is thoroughly versed in the equipment needs of various healthcare environments. She excels at managing all phases on a equipment project life cycle and is a trusted client advocate for ensuring quality, accuracy and meeting project deadlines.
Chris Carrano Designer   A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program, Chris is eagerly pursuing licensure to accelerate his design acumen and healthcare knowledge.
Taylor Chavez Designer   Taylor has extensive knowledge in healthcare design and continuously brings flexible solutions to his projects. Taylor works closely with the project team to assist in each phase of design through final construction.
Trevor Freeman Senior Project Manager   With 10+ years of design experience, Trevor has played an integral role in the success of Pulse Design Group. He is responsive, detail oriented, and has a strong portfolio of various project types within healthcare design. Trevor truly takes each project as an opportunity to improve the healing environment.
Shelby Frye Interior Designer / NCIDQ, CHID As an interior designer, Shelby is a true visionary in healthcare design and an integral part of overall project success. Shelby is consistently looking for creative design solutions to reimagine client’s outlook on their space. While providing several design solutions, Shelby works to lead each client to their final desired result, ultimately creating environments that exceed their expectations.
Charles R. Haase Senior Project Manager   Charlie leads by example in his dedication to expanding his healthcare design knowledge base. For each project, he takes the time necessary to understand the rules and regulations healthcare spaces require and works to ensure each project has been vetted with each facilities specific requirements in mind.
Ben Hegner Office Administrator   Ben holds a unique role as Pulse Design Group’s in-house IT professional and administrative support. Ben focuses on education the firm on emerging tools and trends and aids in technology-based trouble shooting required to function.
Alli Hill Project Manager   Alli is a project manager and has a diverse healthcare portfolio. Her project diversity allows her to work on all types of design projects both large and small. Her schematic design skills and details drawings provide efficient, innovative and creative design solutions to her clients.
Allison Kelly Designer   Allison is currently in her fifth year at The University of Kansas in the Health and Wellness architecture program. She is applying real world design application in the field to her education to further accelerate her design and healthcare knowledge.
Travys Keto Digital Production Lead   Travys has extensive knowledge in digital production. From graphic and web design, to 3D visualization, and virtual and augmented reality environments. Travys leads digital production work at Pulse Design Group, is responsible for producing digital artwork and works to enhance the firm‘s visual capabilities.
Christian Lee Designer  
Haley Mills Designer   Haley is a fourth year student at The University of Kansas in the Health in the architecture program and will be going into the University’s Health and Wellness program, which is focused solely on healthcare design. She is applying real world design application in the field to her education to further accelerate her design and healthcare knowledge.
Ross Netzel Designer   Ross is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Architecture’s Health and Wellness program and assists in streamlining the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall completion. Ross is especially skilled in creating conceptual realistic images using cutting – edge rendering technology.
John P. Peter Senior Architect / AIA John is a seasoned design professional and has worked on a wide array of project types within healthcare design. He excels in exterior detailing and truly understands how a building comes together. He understands the programmatic and systematic requirements to ensure constructability in the field.
Matt Peters Designer   Matt is a graduate of The University of Kansas Health and Wellness program and is an integral part of the Pulse Design Group team. Matt consistently provides creative, flexible design solutions and support on a wide array of project types.
Jordan Sawyer Interior Designer / NCIDQ, CHID Jordan is an interior design project manager and brings cutting edge design solutions to her projects. She is able to maximize a given square footage and create efficient and innovative environments with unique design elements.
Emily Schmidt Marketing Coordinator   As marketing coordinator for Pulse Design Group, Emily works to identify opportunities to create business for the firm and provides support for business development activities. Emily is continuously developing and executing marketing and communication strategy to gain exposure and promote the firm’s design services.
Catie Smith Interior Designer / NCIDQ Catie has a successful portfolio of experience designing interior spaces and finishes for healthcare facilities. Catie works with clients from the beginning of the design phase through construction completion to provide creative design solutions that transform each space into a functional reality.
Christy Smith Senior Director of Equipment Planning   As Senior Director of Medical Equipment Planning, Christy works with numerous healthcare systems to develop detailed inventories of medical equipment and providing equipment planning services to support new construction projects. She plays a key role in providing medical equipment planning and transition services to her clients and the projects that she manages.
Angela Suter Project Manager / NCIDQ Angela has a unique perspective to design with a degree in architecture and interiors. Through every project, Angela aims to create an inviting, fresh, and functional environment for healing. Her experience includes a wide variety of project types from rehabilitation, rehabilitation, and modernization of facilities.
Jesus Torres-Sosa Director of Architecture / AIA, LEED AP Jesus has extensive experience managing various project types within healthcare design. These projects range in size and scope and consist of rehabilitation, renovation, and modernization projects as well as new facilities. Jesus is also a leader within the firm for building technology, quality control, and specifications.
Callum Vierthaler Architect / AIA, MBA, LEED AP BD + C, EDAC Callum has a unique approach to project management and is integrally involved in every aspect of the projects in which he leads. From the beginning of design through the various stages of construction, Callum is flexible and consistently responsive. Pulse Design Group’s successful healthcare resume is a direct result of his design guidance and ability to be a team player.
Cassie Volanti Medical Equipment Planner   Cassie is a medical equipment planning coordinator and support the equipment department with budgeting, existing equipment inventory, drawing coordination, equipment specifications, procurement and installation.
Emily Wallbillick Senior Interior Designer / NCIDQ, CHID, EDAC Emily’s keen eye for design and finish detail adds a defining touch to the projects on which she works. Emily enjoys the challenge of maximizing a given square footage with methodical space planning and spatial relationship organization. Hard work and dedication to her craft has resulted in consistently delivering results.
Michelle Wineinger Senior Director of Architecture   As a project architect, Michelle’s experience includes managing healthcare projects of all types, interfacing with clients, evaluating various design approaches, and working closely with the entire project team to ensure every aspect of the project is appropriate and flexible.
Tony Wroblewski Project Manager   Tony brings 25 years of healthcare design experience to every project. His detailed drawings and bring an extra level of coordination to his projects to ensure constructability in the field.