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Tushar Gupta, FAIA

Managing Principal - Houston, Design Principal

Tushar is an award-winning Designer specializing in healthcare. He joined the firm in 2000 as a Tradewell Fellow, a national level fellowship offered by EYP in healthcare design and planning. His design leadership, along with the ability to lead clients, projects and teams, elevated him to Principal in 2006. He was recognized in Building Design + Construction Magazine 40 under 40 as well as Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40. Tushar’s ability for creating design concepts that are rooted in people, place and project distinguishes him from other architectural designers. His knowledge of medical planning leads to better integration of form and function. Tushar serves as the President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health for 2019.

Publications

In celebration of our Houston office’s 40th anniversary, we hosted an event for our clients, consultants, and staff – and invited a panel of special guests to speak on topics ranging from sustainability to convergent sciences. More

Read Design Principal Tushar Gupta’s new article, Crown Jewel, to discover how Houston Methodist’s new tower serves as a landmark for groundbreaking medicine.

AIA's newsletter highlights the influx of healthcare and senior living facilities as a promising outlet for young architects to discover their niche expertise. Our healthcare lead designer, Tushar Gupta weighs in.

Unique architecture and innovative design features - that dramatically enhance the patient experience - are highlighted in the current issue of Medical Design & Construction.

The Planetree philosophy filters all design decisions through three focused lenses – Empowerment, Dignity and Compassion. Embracing this human-centered approach helps hospitals reimagine the healing experience and negotiate the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare arena. More

Can healthcare facilities promote patient and staff wellness while also engaging with the community and incorporating other sustainability principles? Thanks to organizations like Planetree and the Urban Land Institute's Health Places Initiatives, there is a growing awareness of the link between design and well-being. In this article from Medical Construction & Design, Tushar and Laurie provide snapshots of current buildings and features that address these issues, all while applying the latest techniques for infection control.

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. More

Representative Projects