Buro Happold establishes U.S. Healthcare, Science and Technology practice, names partner to lead

John Swift

BOSTON– Buro Happold has announced partner John Swift as Global Sector Lead for Healthcare, Science and Technology. The closely watched move reflects Buro Happold’s deep portfolio of award-winning works in these sectors, and formalizes the firm’s multidisciplinary office integrating engineering and consulting capabilities under Swift’s leadership.

“Buro Happold is a values-driven organization,” says Swift. “We value human wellbeing, and we care about the legacy of our work. We strive to be an influencer in the shaping of the world. There is no better way to do this than to contribute innovative solutions to the development of programs, building environments and communities that support the scientists, healthcare specialists and technology engineers who will solve the greatest problems of our times.”


The firm’s now-formalized worldwide Healthcare, Science and Technology (HST) practice is positioned to optimally support the goals of clients and collaborative partners at the vanguard of three interrelated markets experiencing momentous and continued growth through recent disruptive change. Operating in 31 locations worldwide with 1,900-plus professionals led by more than 70 expert partners, global consultancy Buro Happold carries a reputation for innovative, value-focused solutions among institutional and commercial leaders.

“The engineering of healthcare, science and technology buildings demands excellence, and carries the highest expectations for performance and positive outcomes,” adds Swift, who has helped author key standards for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and a leading engineering authority, ASHRAE. “Buro Happold’s HST practice team represents an evolution of our global commitment to researching, designing and delivering healthy, safe, productive, sustainable, resilient and flexible facilities for the world’s leading organizations.”