J. Timothy McCarthy II, 2017 Health Leader
Title: Managing Principal
Organization: Hart Howerton
Location: New York, NY
As Managing Principal of Hart Howerton, Tim directly engages client leadership in planning and designing market-driven solutions that produce outstanding business results. His leadership of design teams has guided the implementation of projects in nearly 20 countries across four continents.
Committed to understanding how conditions in the built environment drive health and wellness-based design strategies, Tim leads the firm’s research collaboration with the University of Virginia’s Center for Design & Health, is an active contributor to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, and is a Working Group Member for the WELL “Community Standard.”
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BArch) and the University of Pennsylvania (MArch), Tim is also a member of ULI’s Global Exchange Council. His work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Why are you motivated to participate in the Health Leaders Network? How will your participation enhance your current and future work?
I was raised in Rochester, Minnesota – in the corridors of Mayo Clinic. In electing to become an architect and planner, I never lost sight of my “roots.”
The vast and ever-increasing percentage of GDP expenditure spent on reactive health care – live one’s life, get sick, treat the symptoms – concerns me – and others. To find success, we must leverage architecture, planning, and development to proactively create the latent conditions in the built environment that improve health outcomes, slowing down or potentially reducing the growth of GDP spending on traditional, reactive healthcare.
To advance our collective dialogue and enhance current and future work, let’s generate the research that allows us to say “yes, you can have a health-focused conversation about R.O.I.”