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Karl M. Kilgore

Principal and Director of Design Services

Karl M. Kilgore is a founding principal and director of design services for The CPI Group, a Denver-based company that provides comprehensive program and project management services for healthcare and high-tech facilities facing complex expansion or relocation projects.

Karl has nearly 40 years of experience focused exclusively within the health care design industry. He has extensive experience as a healthcare architect, design specialist consultant, and as the owner’s representative. His primary responsibilities with The CPI Group are for project feasibility studies, programming, master planning, functional planning, equipment planning, and project development. He is a licensed architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, is accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and has current licenses in Arizona, California, Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas.

Prior to joining The CPI Group, Karl first worked in Houston with CRS Architects, then in Arizona and California with ADP Architects. He has worked with various healthcare agencies throughout his career including Health Dimensions, Intermountain Health Care, Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kaiser Permanente, Catholic Health Initiatives, Veterans Affairs, Palomar/Pomerado District Hospitals, and Catholic Health West. He has also provided project directorship for the FEMA funded Community Hospital Replacement Facility in Watsonville, California, and the Hillcrest Medical Mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Karl conducted the Detailed Room by Room Space Program for the complete replacement of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Denver totaling nearly 1.5 million gross square feet. He is also consulted on the new VA design guide templates for ambulatory services. In addition, he provided the programming and master planning concepts for the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)/Durango Regional Medical Center. The 255,000 square foot replacement facility and new campus development program catapulted Mercy-Durango from a community hospital to the largest southwest regional medical facility in the state of Colorado with coverage extending into New Mexico and Arizona.

Other master plans recently developed by Karl include Merle West Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon; CHI/St. John Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri; St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota; Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley, Iowa; and CHI/Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, ACHE, Association of National Account Executives, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors, EDAC, LEED-AP, and the National Council for Architectural Registration Boards. He attended the University of Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and graduated with honors.

Karl is a native of Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with his wife Linda and their two children.

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