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Michael Karcher, PE, HFDP Receives the 2012 VSHE Presidents Award

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA  June 15, 2012– Clark Nexsen, an established leader in providing architecture, engineering, interior design, planning, and landscape architecture services announces that that the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers (VSHE) has awarded Michael Karcher, PE, HFDP, Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Norfolk office the 2012 Presidents Award for Outstanding Service in supporting VSHE. Michael Leslie, Director of Energy Management for L.E. Ballance Electrical Services was also a recipient of this award.

VSHE is a local chapter affiliated with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering that is dedicated to improving and enhancing our local healthcare facilities infrastructure, operations and maintenance through planning, education, cooperation, advocacy and design innovation. The 2012 award winners were honored at a ceremony during the 2012 VSHE Annual conference last month in Williamsburg, VA.

Michael Karcher, PE, HFDP has served as the program co-chair for the Hampton Roads District of VSHE since 2010. He has been instrumental in this position and has demonstrated his dedication to VSHE through his effective use of resources that brought meaningful training to the team. Michael continuously utilized his organizational skills when coordinating meeting sites, audio/visual equipment support and meals each month. This consistent effort, has by far, placed Michael as the major contributing member of the Hampton Roads Leadership in membership retention and growth.

Mr. Karcher is a professional engineer with over 34 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering for various facilities, including healthcare. Projects completed include hospitals, medical facilities and nursing homes. Michael became a Certified Healthcare Facilities design Professional in 2007.


Clark Nexsen is an award winning architecture, engineering, interior design, planning, and landscape architecture firm that has been in continuous operation for over 90 years. With offices in Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia; Washington, DC; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Macon, Atlanta and Brunswick, GA,  Clark Nexsen employs a staff of over 550 dedicated professionals ― more than 170 of whom are LEED Accredited. The firm’s architecture, engineering, interior design and planning design teams specialize in commercial, offices, government, college and university, recreational, manufacturing and land planning projects. Clark Nexsen has been recognized as one of America’s leading architecture and design firms, as cited in the Almanac of Architecture & Design, DesignIntelligence’s annual factbook and ranked as one of the Top 500 National Design Firms by Engineering News-Record. Clark Nexsen works to shape the future worldwide, and their focus remains constant: extraordinary effort to make projects work for their clients. For more information on Clark Nexsen, visit