Gus Blanco, AIA, ACHA

Studio Leader, Houston

Gus leads one of the firm’s healthcare design studios and is responsible for client communications and organizing, planning, scheduling, and reviewing the activities of the architectural/engineering team to assure that the client’s project meets assigned goals within approved budgets and time schedules. He is a registered Architect in 15 states, certified as a Healthcare Architect by the American College of Healthcare Architects, and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Many award-winning, precedent-setting projects have been the result of Gus’s career, and he continues to leverage the success of each by utilizing lessons learned and best practices to benefit current facilities projects.

Representative Projects

Exterior of Platte Valley Medical Center Community Hospital

Community Hospital

SCL Health Platte Valley

Acute Care

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

View of Hospital

Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

Specialty Care

Benchmarking the nation’s top heart hospitals informed the design for this regional leader in cardiac care.

Houston Methodist Outpatient Tower at dusk

Outpatient Center

Houston Methodist

Ambulatory Care

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


Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHOSA)


Children’s Health

Designing hospitals for children is an art as well as a science.