Home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the Texas Medical Center – the world’s largest medical center – Houston is a hub for scientific research and innovation. That culture of imagination and invention inspires us to lead design in the convergence space—where health, science, education and art come together for a better future. Come experience our spirit of collaboration where great ideas collide and we discover ways to elevate work to better serve the client.

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Houston, TX 77002

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EYP Sketchers

Drawn together by a passion for art, our 2021 EYP Sketchers group has started back up with some new members and amazing new work! A virtual weekly happy hour, our group focuses on an image for an hour, sketching and socializing through Microsoft Teams. For many of us, this has been a wonderful way to socialize, hone skills, experiment with new styles, and learn from our colleagues.

Sneak Peek at the University of Houston’s New Quad Residence Hall

Hear from our team about the design behind the new Quad – a unique array of connected townhouses designed to foster learning communities.

Rocketsand: Fun, Sand and Sun

Our office teamed up with general contractor JE Dunn to participate in the 33rd annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach in Galveston, Texas. The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fundraising event to benefit the AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation.

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The Tradewell Fellowship offers aspiring healthcare architects exceptional career-building opportunities. Named in honor of the late Gary Tradewell, a former Vice President and Medical Planner, it is the most established fellowship of its kind with over two decades of legacy and counting.

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News & Publications

Tushar Gupta

Face Time with Tushar

featuring Tushar Gupta

The Quad at University of Houston

Insights from a Resident Advisor

featuring Morgan Aven, Andy Albin

University student center with bright light shining into the room through expansive windows.

Emphasizing Student Connection through Design

Office setting

Is Your Workplace Ready?

by Roseann Pisklak

interior image of lobby at MD Andrerson Cancer Center The Woodlands

Excellence in Healthcare Design

Annabella Koloskov Headshot

A New Pharmacy to Meet COVID-19 Needs

featuring Annabella Koloskov

PPE Closet in patient room

Where’s the PPE?

featuring Annabella Koloskov, Miranda Morgan, Laurie Waggener

3D printed masks and construction hat

3D Printing PPE

featuring Akshay Sangolli, Tushar Gupta, Yin Jiang, AIA, LEED GA, Ph.D

An ICU room

Hospitals in the Age of Pandemics

featuring Charles Griffin, Kimberly Stanley, Laurie Waggener

The headshots of medical planning experts Laurie Waggener and Mark Vaughan

Working Hand-in-Glove: Curbing risk of HAIs with deeper understanding of clinical processes

featuring Laurie Waggener, Mark Vaughan

interior design of ocean medical center

Innovative Staff Areas

by Annabella Koloskov


Looking Back on the Houston IMPACT 40 Symposium

by Tushar Gupta, Jill Hope

Renee Fiala

Renee Fiala Named Healthcare Design Rising Star

by Renee Fiala


George R. Brown Modernization Wins AIA Houston Design Award

headshot of Houston managing principal Tushar Gupta

A few Words with Houston Managing Principal Tushar Gupta

featuring Tushar Gupta

Rendering of community center with people walking on the sidewalk.

National Design Recognition for New Alief Neighborhood Center  

Humidifier in home

The Importance of Relative Humidity

by Laurie Waggener,

Nano-patient room

Calm Guidance Enables Quick Action

featuring Tushar Gupta, Donald Glitsis, Kimberly Stanley

teams collaborating

For the Common Good

featuring Tushar Gupta, Akshay Sangolli, Mark Vaughan, Donald Glitsis, Cody Cartusciello

photo of architectural drawing

Real Solutions, Right Now

healtcare staff lounge

Give Healthcare Heroes A Break

featuring Tushar Gupta, Kimberly Stanley, Laurie Waggener


Expediting Laboratory Design Within a Changing Environment

by Laura Vargas

exterior image of walter tower

Ready, Set, Pivot: COVID-19 Healthcare Design and Construction Roundtable

featuring Andy Albin, Cody Cartusciello, Teresa Rainey, Mark Vaughan

stamford hospital lobby

Humans Caring for Humans: How the Planetree Philosophy Impacts Hospital Design

featuring Tushar Gupta, Roseann Pisklak

a group of designers brainstorming

2020 Firm Titles Awarded

PSU Steidle Lab

Expediting Laboratory Design Within a Changing Environment

by Laura Vargas

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Training Tomorrow's Medical Planners: Newest Tradewell Fellows Join Long Legacy

featuring Renee Fiala, Liyang Zhang, Jackson Reed

Interior waiting area at MD Anderson Cancer Center in The Woodlands

A Safe New Normal in the Office: Will Healthcare Workplaces Lead the Way?

featuring Roseann Pisklak, Leigh Stringer

Tushar Tradewell Mentoring

2020 Outstanding Alumni Award

featuring Tushar Gupta

HC Design Strategies

Healthcare Design Strategies for our Current Reality

featuring Tushar Gupta

interior image of lobby at MD Anderson Cancer Center The Woodlands

Healthcare Workplaces and a Safe New Normal

featuring Roseann Pisklak

The Quad at University of Houston

Insights from a Resident Advisor

featuring Morgan Aven, Andy Albin

Life Sciences Sector Experiencing Era of Unprecedented Growth

featuring Jane Baughman, Christopher Baylow, Laura Vargas

inpatient behavioral health facility rec room

Environmental Psychology Issues and the Stress Reducing Bundle

by Jacqueline Guerra Armenta


Interior Design Decisions for Safer, Easier Cleaning of Hospital Surfaces

by Kristi Carpenter, Laurie Waggener

Whole Building Approach to Interior Roller Shade Fabric Selections

by Brandon Andow, Roseann Pisklak

My favorite part of EYP is our diversity! Every year in the Houston office we take time to celebrate and share our cultures and unique backgrounds. We learn so much about one another. I’m so thankful for supportive leadership who advocate for diversity and inclusivity.

Victoria Villarreal Architectural Designer

Our Team

Tushar Gupta

Managing Principal - Houston, Design Principal

Guillermo Andrade

Higher Education Technical Director

Morgan Aven


Gus Blanco

Studio Leader, Houston

Peter Dreghorn

Project Director

Renee Fiala

Medical Planner

Grant Gehring

Technical Director

Charles Griffin

Senior Director, Healthcare

Jill Hope

Healthcare Marketing Manager

Danny Kelley

Project Manager

Annabella Koloskov

Senior Medical Planner

Johnny Lau

Senior Project Architect

Katy Moore

Project Director

Gokul Natarajan

Project Director

Haeoak Park

Senior Medical Planner

Lauren Petak

Senior Project Architect

Roseann Pisklak

Lead Interior Designer, Interior Design National Group Leader Coordinator

Sherri Shafiei

Lead Interior Designer

Michael Smith

Project Manager

Gail Sterling

Lead Interior Designer

ZhouZhou Su

Medical Planner

Laura Vargas

Project Director

Laurie Waggener

Director, Research for Healthcare

Sam Williamson

Technical Director

Tom Woods

Senior Project Director

Mezio Zangirolami

Senior Designer