Anne Bilsbarrow


"Design will continue to become increasingly research-based, and incorporate more data analytics."

As a child, Anne was intrigued by cities; the budding artist in her was captivated "by the interplay of patterns and people moving through them," she recalls. The interest never waned, leading Anne into a 30-year career as an architect and urban planner. Skilled in management, programming, and planning, she has worked on many major healthcare and education projects. As the Nursing and Simulation specialist for SmithGroupJJR's Higher Education and Health Practices, simulation spaces are Anne's specialty, creating environments that mimic real-world experience in healthcare, important in developing core clinical competencies. In other words, she speaks the language of the rapidly evolving healthcare field. She can even do so in places as far-flung as Budapest-because Anne happens to speak Hungarian, too.

Healthcare Design, Simulation Environments, Discipline Leader

SmithGroupJJR C3 Award (2008)

Professional Credentials
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Evidence-Based Design Accreditation Certification (EDAC), LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

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Community Involvement

Anne is involved in historic preservation efforts in Tempe, Arizona where she holds a position on the Preservation Commission and actively volunteers for associated events.