The new principal to join the global practice, Perkins Eastman, in its Washington, D.C. studio, brings 40 years of experience in healthcare design and construction.
In particular, the new principal, Ray Brower, AIA, NCARB, CLGB, specializes 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.
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 (NCARB) and the Lean Green Belt. In addition, he serves on the advisory committee for Temple University’s Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia, PA.
After earning a bachelor of architecture from Temple University, Brower gained experience at a prominent global design firm, CallisonRTKL, eventually becoming both vice-president and the national practice leader for strategic facilities planning.
Brower is an expert in strategic design, thinking with long-range facility transformation goals, ultimately creating sustainable solutions looking to the future. His projects include the Jefferson Health system-wide master plan in southern New Jersey, Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
“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.”