Global architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman has announced that Ray Brower, AIA, NCARB, CLGB, has joined as principal in its Washington, D.C., studio and is now a part of the firm’s healthcare practice. With more than 40 years of experience, Brower is an expert in strategic facility planning, pre-design operational planning and programming, medical planning, and project management with health systems, regional medical centers, community hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and more. His wide-ranging local, national, and international expertise in healthcare planning makes him an invaluable asset to the firm.
After earning a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University, Brower gained experience at a prominent global architecture, planning, and design firm, eventually becoming both vice president and the national practice leader for strategic facilities planning. With every project he touches, Brower blends strategic design thinking with long-range facility transformation goals, ultimately creating sustainable solutions that look to the future. Select projects include the Jefferson Health system-wide master plan in southern New Jersey, Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s Clinica Las Condes in Santiago, Chile, and Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) in Cairo, Egypt, among many others.
“I’ve long admired Perkins Eastman as a force in the architecture and design industry, especially as a titan in cutting-edge, human-centered healthcare design,” Brower says. “The team here is full of dedicated and inventive thinkers, and I’m eager to get to work.”
Brower is a registered architect in six states—Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia—and is certified with both the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards and Lean Green Belt. In addition, he serves on the advisory committee for Temple University’s Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia.