After graduating LSU in May 1984, Jeff Stouffer was awarded an 18-month graduate fellowship in healthcare design. Following that, he moved to Dallas and has been with HKS for 31 years. He is focused on improving the environment of care in all health settings for patients, families, and staff. As the Global Health Director, Jeff travels to many of the 24 offices globally, working with the office leadership, optimizing teams and supporting the delivery of projects for clients in health, hospitality, sports, mixed-use, and corporate projects. Jeff has been married to Gayle Lawson Stouffer for 26 years and has two adult children, Kyle and Kathryn.
In 2016, Jeff was elevated to fellow in the American Institute of Architects at the national AIA convention in Philadelphia. His fellowship submission focused on the design and integration of children’s hospital environments and lean design and delivery tenants and the improved outcomes that follow as they are consistently integrated. Jeff has been leading the health group at HKS since January of 2014 and currently sits on the executive committee of HKS.