Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Erik Higgins, AIA, LEED Green Associate, an architect in the firm’s Jacksonville Healthcare studio, has been named to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2018 “Top 40 Under 40” list. The annual list honors top young leaders under the age of 40 who excel in their industry, display leadership skills and give back to the community.
“Whether he’s designing a healthcare facility focused on improving the patient experience, or giving back to our community through industry and civic involvement, Erik consistently strives for excellence and seeks to contribute to the vitality of our Jacksonville community,” commented Matt Harrell, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, division vice president, Gresham Smith. “Not only do I congratulate Erik on this honor, but I thank him for his commitment to Grehsam Smith’s clients, the leadership he provides to his peers and his service to his city.”
As an architect in the firm’s Jacksonville Healthcare studio, Higgins performs work on healthcare projects that enhance the quality of care and operational efficiencies while also elevating the patient experience. During his 12 years at GS&P, he has worked with a variety of client types including UF Health, Baptist Health and 121 Financial Credit Union. He was instrumental in the success of the UF Health North 92-bed inpatient tower, a project that was honored by the IIDA North Florida chapter, and the new 121 Financial Credit Union Headquarters. He has also served as a firmwide technology champion, streamlining Gresham Smith’s process for detailing in building information modeling (BIM) software.
In addition to his work at Gresham Smith, Higgins is actively involved in the industry and community. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Jacksonville chapter Board of Directors. Additionally, Higgins serves on the Board of Directors for Downtown Vision, Inc., using his architecture experience to help improve Jacksonville’s urban core.