CannonDesign is proud to announce it has named Stephen Winikoff, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, its new Health Market Leader in Pittsburgh. A dynamic architect with proven experience delivering high-performance health facilities, Stephen will direct the growth and development of the Pittsburgh office’s health practice — focusing specifically on client engagement, business growth and design team mentorship, as well as providing leadership for healthcare projects throughout western Pennsylvania.
“Stephen has been an invaluable member of CannonDesign’s health team for years, consistently proving himself capable of helping our clients design solutions, systems and facilities that help them achieve their strategic goals,” said Manuel Hernandez, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE, executive director of CannonDesign’s global health practice. “He is always focused on understanding our clients’ worlds and the stronger futures they are trying to forge. He will strengthen our teams and elevate our work in the Pittsburgh area through that powerful lens.”
Stephen brings more than 15 years of project management and design experience to his new role. With special focus on evidence- and research-based design, he is adept at understanding project priorities and is effective in communicating complex concepts to diverse groups. He consistently demonstrates the ability to manage, coordinate and successfully complete healthcare projects of all scales and typologies — from outpatient centers and imaging departments to inpatient hospitals, emergency departments and research facilities.
“It’s an exciting time to be working in the healthcare industry,” adds Stephen. “In today’s post-Affordable Care Act world, healthcare organizations are continually being challenged to rethink everything as they strive to deliver value, manage risk, innovate, improve access, grow market share, respond to consumer demand, and that list goes on. I’m thrilled to be taking on a bigger role in helping health organizations, together with our local talent and global resources, navigate these challenges and seize new opportunities.”
Initially from Montreal, Stephen has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He resides in Wexford.