Progressive AE has hired architect Vlad Torskiy to lead its healthcare practice. With master’s degrees in architecture, healthcare administration, urban design and fine arts from institutions in Ukraine, Israel and the U.S., Torskiy brings a unique skillset and vision to serve the firm’s healthcare clients.
Torskiy’s notable projects include the sprawling 1.4 million-gross-square-foot Manazel Medical City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; a complex 1.6 million-gross-square-foot Ohio State Wexner Medical Center modernization and integrated planning commissions with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care services and integrate facilities across multiple Veterans Integrated Services Networks and states.
He has also worked on a variety of children’s hospitals, research hospitals and assisted living facilities. Regionally, Torskiy led a project in Grand Rapids, Michigan to improve Spectrum Health’s downtown campus healthcare operations, medical planning, budgeting, Lean operations improvements, convert it from a tertiary to quaternary care center and work on the Butterworth Hospital and Meijer Heart Center reconfiguration.
Torskiy is the recipient of a Design Team Distinction Award from the Healthcare Facilities Symposium for his work on the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and is recognized as a thought leader in the field and presents regularly on urban healthcare design and related topics. He is joining Progressive AE from SmithGroup.