Who We Are

Wilmot Sanz is a leader in healthcare design. Specialized in architecture and interior design, our mission is to improve complex healthcare environments. Our mandate is excellent client service, supported with high-performing resources and cutting-edge technology. We are a mid-sized, family-owned firm located outside of Washington DC.

  1. John Wilmot, FAIA Founds Design Firm

    After moving to the Washington, DC area from Omaha, NE in the middle of a February snowstorm, John Wilmot, FAIA founded our specialized healthcare design firm on the principles of high quality work and tireless client service.

    1966
  2. Firm Wins First Major Hospital Project

    The firm won its first major hospital project – an emergency department and patient bed tower with Arnot Ogden Medical Center. We continue to work with this client decades later and, in 2015, completed a vertical expansion of that same building.

    1969
  3. Rolando Sanz Joins Firm

    Part of the first class of students at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Rolando Sanz began working at the firm as a summer intern.

    1972
  4. Tremendous Growth and New Clients

    The firm experienced tremendous growth, doubling in size and working with many new hospital clients throughout the nation.

    1978
  5. A Partnership is Forged

    John Wilmot partnered with his son, Jim Wilmot, and Rolando Sanz to guide the firm to new heights with a new generation of healthcare design leadership.

    1987
  6. First Project on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

    A small radiology renovation was Wilmot Sanz’s first project on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. A quarter century later, we have designed over two thirds of the campus’s more than three million square feet of built space.

    1992
  7. First Project for The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Our first project for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. We take pride in developing long-term relationships with our clients built on trust and service. Today, we have designed several high-profile buildings on the East Baltimore site and dozens more across the health system’s affiliated hospital and outpatient campuses.

    1996
  8. Wilmot Sanz Moves and Expands

    A fresh start. Continuing to expand to serve our long-term healthcare clients, we outgrew our old home. The firm moved to a new suite, with workstations arranged collaboratively in pods for each of our client teams.

    2005
  9. Celebrating the Memory of Jim Wilmot

    We were deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose a partner, mentor, and friend in Jim Wilmot in January. The firm continues to celebrate his memory through various charitable donations and engagement with the community.

    2012
  10. Continuing Leadership in Healthcare Design

    With six partners, a growing, talented staff, and over a dozen client relationships spanning more than a decade, Wilmot Sanz is the leading healthcare design firm in the Mid-Atlantic United States. As we celebrate a half century of success, we are excited for our next 50 years of innovations and milestones.

    2017
John Wilmot, FAIA Founds Design Firm
1966

After moving to the Washington, DC area from Omaha, NE in the middle of a February snowstorm, John Wilmot, FAIA founded our specialized healthcare design firm on the principles of high quality work and tireless client service.

Firm Wins First Major Hospital Project
1969

The firm won its first major hospital project – an emergency department and patient bed tower with Arnot Ogden Medical Center. We continue to work with this client decades later and, in 2015, completed a vertical expansion of that same building.

Rolando Sanz Joins Firm
1972

Part of the first class of students at the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Rolando Sanz began working at the firm as a summer intern.

Tremendous Growth and New Clients
1978

The firm experienced tremendous growth, doubling in size and working with many new hospital clients throughout the nation.

A Partnership is Forged
1987

John Wilmot partnered with his son, Jim Wilmot, and Rolando Sanz to guide the firm to new heights with a new generation of healthcare design leadership.

First Project on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
1992

A small radiology renovation was Wilmot Sanz’s first project on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. A quarter century later, we have designed over two thirds of the campus’s more than three million square feet of built space.

First Project for The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1996

Our first project for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. We take pride in developing long-term relationships with our clients built on trust and service. Today, we have designed several high-profile buildings on the East Baltimore site and dozens more across the health system’s affiliated hospital and outpatient campuses.

Wilmot Sanz Moves and Expands
2005

A fresh start. Continuing to expand to serve our long-term healthcare clients, we outgrew our old home. The firm moved to a new suite, with workstations arranged collaboratively in pods for each of our client teams.

Celebrating the Memory of Jim Wilmot
2012

We were deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose a partner, mentor, and friend in Jim Wilmot in January. The firm continues to celebrate his memory through various charitable donations and engagement with the community.

Continuing Leadership in Healthcare Design
2017

With six partners, a growing, talented staff, and over a dozen client relationships spanning more than a decade, Wilmot Sanz is the leading healthcare design firm in the Mid-Atlantic United States. As we celebrate a half century of success, we are excited for our next 50 years of innovations and milestones.