Michael Pukszta, AIA
Director, Health Practice
I was drawn to healthcare design early in my career, and purely by luck—being offered a summer job as an architectural intern at a health system while in college. The ultimate social investment I can make as an architect is to create solutions for health that will impact the lives of millions of people for decades to come.
As the co-leader of our health practice, Mike has worked alongside many of the nation’s top healthcare institutions—providing trusted direction on how to flexibly plan and adapt for tomorrow’s healthcare reality. With expertise across a broad range of topics, including academic medical centers and cancer care, Mike offers critical insight into the innumerable social, economic and human variables that impact healthcare environments. In addition to partnering with clients, Mike serves on the Board of Directors and leads our firm’s highly-regarded futures, research and education programs, which have been essential to advancing a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges our clients face. Sought after for his forward-thinking perspective on healthcare, Mike has contributed to articles in Fast Company, Becker’s Hospital Review, Quartz, STAT and Healthcare Design, among others.