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Butler, Pa-Bruce Knepper, AIA, ACHA, and Scott Hazlett, AIA, ACHA, both of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates, have achieved the status of "board certified" and named as founding members of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). The designation places Knepper and Hazlett among an estimated 100 healthcare design architects in the country. They are the only two architects in western Pennsylvania to have been certified by the organization, and among only six statewide.
Established in 2000, the ACHA is the only professional association dedicated to the specialty field of healthcare design architecture. In order to receive board certification, members must have significant design experience in healthcare architecture, complete an educational program, and take a final exam.
Knepper and Hazlett have directed a wide range of healthcare projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and abroad. They have also published numerous articles on related subjects.