about us 

CRGA Design

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CRGA Design (CRGA) is a comprehensive architecture, interior design, and planning firm dedicated to the practice of healthcare facility design. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, we partner with many major health care systems in the Mid Atlantic region and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients built on trust and success. Our team is comprised of over 30 driven, passionate professionals that work in a collaborative setting to provide clients with effective and environmentally friendly healthcare solutions.

a women-owned small business

Led by Sandy Goodman, IIDA, CHID, LEED AP, EDAC, LSSBB, CRGA is a federally certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), an MBE/DBE/SBE certified by the State of Maryland Department of Transportation, and a Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certified by the State of Virginia. Find out more here.



"We are passionate designers that believe creating sustainable environments to improve lives is a special calling. We cherish the lasting relationships we’ve built on this journey with our clients, our colleagues, and our community."

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Our expertise

A Continuum of Care

Our portfolio includes the completion of hundreds of projects across the Continuum of Care, including acute and ambulatory care facilities, medical office buildings, and physician practice suites. At CRGA, we always strive to create a healing environment for patients and families.  Quality healthcare design requires a team effort – we enjoy working as a team with our clients to design the best possible environment for their patients and staff. Learn more. 


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Acute Care

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Acute Care

Acute care facility improvements are becoming increasingly focused on higher acuity services, Lean-driven operational efficiencies, HCAHPS scores, reimbursement models, capital/operational costs and, most importantly, patient and staff safety. These days, most health systems have less capital to spend on projects and need those dollars directed at point of care as opposed to hotel-like lobbies.  We understand this and work within our clients’ budgets to develop effective solutions meeting the needs of patients, families, and caregivers. Learn more

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Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory care facilities, medical office buildings and other types of outpatient care facilities are becoming the preferred arenas for the delivery of health care services based on reimbursement trends and the ability to deliver services at a lower cost.  Our firm’s outpatient care portfolio is comprehensive and CRGA Design is working throughout the region developing strategies and facilities that meet these new demands. Learn more

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Physician Practices

Our firm members have become specialists in developing effective designs for physician office suites.  We have completed approximately 400 projects of this type, ranging from primary care clinics to specialty suites.  Many of our projects include an ambulatory surgery center or procedure suites as a component of the design. Learn more

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Senior Living

In all aspects of senior environments, from independent living to assisted living to memory care, we at CRGA design for capability rather than disability.  Simple things like quality lighting, appropriate use of color/contrast and an orderly layout of space can make a difference. It is our responsibility as designers to assure that the spaces we create will allow the residents to be as independent as possible for as long as possible. Learn more




"We believe that it is our social responsibility to leave the planet in a better state for future generations – therefore, we are committed to sustainable design. We design all of our projects with the environment in mind and encourage clients to seek LEED Certification when appropriate."



Virtual Reality

CRGA is comprised of forward-thinking designers; we are extremely receptive to ways to improve the design process. When an opportunity arises for growth, new initiatives are executed quickly because of our tight knit team, staff structure, and excellent communication between designers and administrators.

Virtual Reality

We are an innovative firm that challenges our clients to look to the future of healthcare. We work closely with project stake holders using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to ensure that our clients place direct hand in the design of their dream facility. This collaborative design process results in the creation of spaces that will stand the test of time and adapt for the future. Learn more.

Virtual Reality gives our clients ownership of the design because they become immersed in its creation.
— Juan Cárdenas

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Integrated interior design services    Learn more

Integrated interior design services

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Integrated interior design services

Healthcare facilities must accomplish several purposes simultaneously – they must promote healing for patients, create a foundation for efficiency and communication among staff, and provide comfort and amenities for family, friends, and other visitors. Designing spaces that serve these concurrent roles is CRGA’s passion, and our staff members also serve concurrent roles throughout our design process. Learn more.

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quality control & Code compliance

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Quality Control and code compliance

CRGA has become well-known among clients, vendors, consultants, and even fellow architects for the high quality of our construction documents. This level of quality is a result of our Continuous Quality Improvement Program, which has become integral to the firm’s culture and workflow. To achieve this high standard of construction documents, we set quality control checkpoints throughout the design process to ensure that all project scope has been properly covered and that projects are effectively coordinated among the design team. Learn more.


"I have worked with CRGA for the past thirty-two years. I have continually challenged the CRGA team to design healthcare environments that help relax patients and family members, create areas of diversion for the families, integrate clinical technologies - often at a pioneer level - and generate a unified look and feel that reflects the Anne Arundel Health System brand. I have always been able to count on this team to deliver an exceptional project. The completed projects have always met or exceeded my expectations and they have been delivered on time and within budget. I highly recommend the firm of CRGA."






CRGA Announced Finalist in A.I.A. Design Competition


Anne Arundel Medical Center Achieve GOLD LEED Standard

“Parole hospital becomes the only acute care facility in Maryland to attain that level of certification for green building and environmentally friendly techniques.”

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Getting to “Yes” for Energy Efficiency

“A Leading Maryland Hospital Invests in Energy and Conservation to Improve Facilities, Manage Costs, and Set an Example for Facilities in Health Care and Other Industries.”


Case Study : Less Waste Challenge, Construction and Demolition Debris Diversion