Global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman announced that Ray Brower, AIA, NCARB, CLGB, has joined as principal in its Washington, DC studio and is now a part of the firm’s acclaimed healthcare practice. With more than 40 years of experience, Brower is an expert in strategic facility planning, pre-design operational planning and programming, medical planning, and project management with health systems, regional medical centers, community hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and more. His wide-ranging local, national, and international expertise in healthcare planning makes him an invaluable asset to the firm.
After earning a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University, Brower gained experience at a prominent global architecture, planning, and design firm, eventually becoming both vice president and the national practice leader for strategic facilities planning. With every project he touches, Brower blends strategic design thinking with long-range facility transformation goals, ultimately creating sustainable solutions that look to the future. Select projects include the Jefferson Health system-wide master plan in southern New Jersey, Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s Clinica Las Condes in Santiago, Chile, and Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) in Cairo, Egypt, among many others.
“Ray has built an impressive career filled with first-hand knowledge of all facets of healthcare project development,” says Brad Perkins, FAIA, MRAIC, AICP, co-founder and chairman of Perkins Eastman. “His intimate understanding of the nuances of the healthcare world, the specific needs of doctors, patients, and staff alike, and the intricate specificity of hospital operations is second to none. We couldn’t be more pleased that he’s bringing his talents to Perkins Eastman.”
“I’ve long admired Perkins Eastman as a force in the architecture and design industry, especially as a titan in cutting-edge, human-centered healthcare design,” Brower says. “The team here is full of dedicated and inventive thinkers, and I’m eager to get to work.”
Brower is a registered architect in six states—Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia—and is certified with both the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards and Lean Green Belt. In addition, he serves on the advisory committee for Temple University’s Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia, PA. Perkins Eastman is thrilled to welcome him to the team.