People

Tushar Gupta, AIA

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 on the board of AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and is the 2018 President Elect.

Publications

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

Emergency entrance to CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

Women & Children's Hospital & Emergency Department Expansion

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital

Children’s Health

A strategic framework guides long-term campus growth and addresses short-term community needs.

Exterior of Houston Methodist Hospital North Campus Expansion

Paula and Joseph C. (Rusty) Walter III Tower

Houston Methodist

Acute Care

New high-tech ORs dramatically expand the Hospital’s ability to provide image-guided procedures, reducing the number of open surgeries.

Exterior of Jersey Shore Ocean Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Specialty Care

The region’s only academic university-level teaching center and clinical research facility has undergone a transformational modernization and expansion.

View of Ocean Medical Center

Ocean Medical Center, Hirair & Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Specialty Care

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

Stamford Lobby interior

New Stamford Hospital

Stamford Hospital

Acute Care

Healing reimagined: focus on human experience enhances patient outcomes.

UNC Health North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

North Carolina Heart & Vascular Hospital

UNC REX Healthcare

Specialty Care

Consolidating existing services enhances accessibility to high-quality care.

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.

Longs Peak Hospital

Longs Peak Hospital

UCHealth

Acute Care

Trendsetting prototype is designed for growth as well as service.