Paul Sabal

HFA Architecture + Engineering has expanded its healthcare design team with the addition of Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader Paul Sabal (AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED AP).

Sabal is a registered architect and interior designer with more than four decades of experience in healthcare design and construction. He is board-certified in healthcare architecture from the American College of Healthcare Architects.

“HFA is uniquely positioned to provide innovative healthcare clients with project design and delivery strategies that lower costs, improve quality, automate processes and increase speed to market,” Sabal said. “I am confident we will build HFA into the leading provider of such solutions for the U.S. healthcare industry.”

Sabal has cultivated an innovative and strategic approach to healthcare facility planning and design services for the in-patient and ambulatory healthcare markets. At HFA, his focus includes helping healthcare clients better adapt to rising construction material costs, skilled labor shortages and supply-chain stresses.

Sabal, who has lived in the West County area of St. Louis for 27 years, spent the past five years as Director of Architecture for St. Louis-based Vestal Corporation. From the outset of his career, starting with his first job out of college for a design-build company in Austin, he has advocated alternative project-delivery methods and accelerated design and construction schedules.

In particular, he stresses the value of interdisciplinary collaboration among clients, designers, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and trades—an approach that yields better quality, faster schedules and lower costs.