William “Bill” Ayars, AIA, FACHA, MBA, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Perspectus has attained Fellowship status from the American College of Healthcare Architects. Fellowship is granted to ACHA Board-certified architects specializing in healthcare who have shown distinction in fulfilling an area of expertise as determined by the College’s Council of Fellows. Ayars was honored for advancing the standards of practice in healthcare architecture. The 2020 Fellows class will be formally inducted November 17, 2020, during the ACHA’s virtual Annual Meeting.
“During his 20 years of building an award-winning practice at Perspectus, Bill has mentored, motivated and provided the leadership to our firm to study and deliver design centered around the human experience,” said Salvatore Rini, AIA, Managing Principal of Perspectus. “All of us believe Bill earned this well-deserved recognition through sharing his personal insight into the care model and working so diligently to ensure we all help our clients use this for patient betterment.”
His knowledge and passion is to ensure students are ready to support the profession. Ayars served on the ACHA Jobs Analysis Study Committee in support of the Healthcare Architects Certification Examination Program. He also identified the need to develop the next generation of healthcare design architects. Working with the Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design, he supported the development of the Elliott Program for Master of Healthcare Design (MHD) and Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Systems and Facility Design.
As part of Perspectus, Bill leads the design and planning of community-based healthcare projects of all sizes and scope including the Cleveland Clinic Robert J. Tomsich Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute in Cleveland, Ohio and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center Wade Park Campus Basement and First Floor Consolidation.
He has spent 20 years overseeing the growth and strategic direction of Perspectus, and was principal in charge for the Cleveland Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, The General Services Administration, and Centers for Dialysis Care projects. Perspectus Architecture is currently the sixth largest architectural firm in northeast Ohio with 30 licensed architects and 47 total employees.
Ayars joins the ranks of 77 distinguished Fellows of the ACHA.