Nathan HowellNEW YORK, NY – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, today announced that Nathan Howell, AIA, NCARB, LSSYB, has joined the firm as vice president and market sector leader for health and well-being within the firm’s national buildings group. In this role, Howell will oversee a variety of healthcare projects while also serving as a subject matter expert for mental and behavioral health.

“Nathan’s profound knowledge of the healthcare sector and his unwavering commitment to designing spaces that promote healing and transformation make him an exceptional addition to our team,” said Kim Vierheilig, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, president of the national buildings group at STV. “His dedication to enhancing the patient experience and aligning architectural design with human well-being perfectly mirrors STV’s mission of making communities better through human-centric design.”

Howell is an architect, project manager and medical planner with more than 15 years of experience in healthcare architecture. His area of expertise lies in the design behavioral healthcare facilities and conducting environment of care analyses, and he has successfully led multifaceted teams in delivering state-of-the-art, evidence-based facilities across the nation. Prior to joining STV, Howell founded and led the mental and behavioral health practice at a Dallas-based international architecture firm, where his team successfully  designed and opened over 1,200 beds in less than five years.

Howell received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has held multiple committee positions with the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County.

STV’s national buildings group provides comprehensive architecture, engineering, planning and design services for a range of markets including justice, education, health and well-being, transportation, science and technology and cities. With particular expertise in sustainability and resilience, the practice is committed to delivering innovative building solutions that serve communities in the present and for the future. In the realm of health and well-being, recent projects include the Adult Behavioral Health Center at the Bronx Psychiatric Center, the South Beach Psychiatric Center New Residential Building, the Clifton T. Perkins Psychiatric Hospital Addition and Renovation and the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.

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About STV
Founded in 1912, STV is a leading national infrastructure-focused professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, program management and construction management services for transportation systems, buildings, water, energy and other facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 55 offices across North America. The firm is ranked 37th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey and is 11th in its transportation category. In 2022, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure. Learn more at

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