Since 1988 Rick Wood formed his own firm, specializing in healthcare design until merging with LPA in 2014. As the Healthcare Studio Director, Wood overseas the development of the healthcare practice throughout the firm.

The Healthcare Studio provides design services for hospitals, ambulatory care centers, specialty clinics and physician offices.

Wood is a certified Hospital Inspector, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC) and has been guest lecturing at Cal Poly Pomona in upper level healthcare design studios.

He has his Master of Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona specializing in Civil/Structural Engineering.