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Bhargav Goswami, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

Senior Medical Planner

Bhargav provides leadership during pre-design and schematic design phases of projects involving visioning, facilitation of strategic goals and guiding principles, programming and concept development. As a uniquely skilled facilitator, he fosters a participatory approach that leverages the knowledge of clinicians, end users, researchers, engineers and designers to improve healthcare environments.

Joining WHR in 2002 as a Tradewell Fellow, Bhargav conducted research on the effects of nature and positive distractions on rehabilitation environments. A firm believer in evidence-based design, Bhargav is engaged in ongoing research studies in surgery and emergency departments.

A knowledge leader in the industry, he is a regular speaker at healthcare design conferences and frequent author in industry journals. He was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects Graduate Fellowship in Healthcare Research and Design.

Publications

Measuring Up: Methods to Rise Up to Challenges, Needs of Urban Healthcare

by David Watkins, Bhargav Goswami

The availability of healthcare in the United States, especially high-quality healthcare, is uneven. The best healthcare services tend to be found in urban centers, which also have the largest populations. Hospitals and medical centers in big cities, however, have little or no room to grow, and they can't demolish outdated facilities without first having opened a new one. In this article for Medical Design + Construction, David and Bhargav cite examples of how they have helped clients meet the challenges of: land restrictions;  measured growth; uneven distribution of Level 1 Trauma care; and meeting projected volumes.

Pulse of activity – The emergency department evolves, adapts to emerging trends

by Bhargav Goswami, Mark Vaughan, Roseann Pisklak

This Medical Construction & Design article by Bhargav Goswami, Mark Vaughan and Roseann Pisklak discusses trends in emergency department design.

People-centered Design

by Bhargav Goswami, Tushar Gupta, Mark Vaughan

We believe that we are human beings, caring for other human beings. That simple, profound statement is at the top of the list of Planetree beliefs. Although not every hospital is a part of the Planetree organization, an international advocacy group that partners with healthcare providers to create and support patient-centered care and cultures, healthcare facilities across the country are keenly focused on caring for patients, families and, just as importantly, staff.

Representative Projects

Memorial Hermann Pavilion street view rendering

Memorial Hermann

Hermann Pavilion 2

Houston, TX

Inpatient

The new 17-story patient care building is part of a larger $650 million expansion and modernization of the campus, home to one of the two Level 1 trauma centers in greater Houston.

View of Ocean Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Ocean Medical Center, Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center

Brick, NJ

Specialty Services

Evidence-based design utilizes data from our evaluation of OMC’s sister hospital to inform and improve unit design.

Exterior of Platte Valley Medical Center Community Hospital

Platte Valley Medical Center

Community Hospital

Brighton, CO

Greenfields & Suburban Hospitals

The 360-degree design features two equally prominent entrances to reinforce the facility’s community-friendly, “front door” identity.

Houston Methodist Outpatient Tower at dusk

Houston Methodist

Outpatient Center

Houston, TX

Outpatient

This 26-story triangular tower, topped by a “tiara” building brow and spire, has transformed the Houston skyline, as well as the outpatient experience.