Margulies Perruzzi’s Healthcare Studio Adds Design Leadership

Margulies Perruzzi’s Healthcare Studio Adds Design Leadership

Originally posted in NEREJ

Boston, MA  – According to Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, has been elevated to the position of associate partner of the firm. Fowler is the 12th member of the firm’s partnership and will continue to lead MPA’s growing healthcare studio, along with associate principal and partner Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC.

MPA also welcomed Mark Thomsen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as senior project manager for healthcare. Thomsen brings 23 years of experience as a master planner, project manager, and healthcare planner for a wide variety of hospital and healthcare clients and project types.

“The addition of Mark Thomsen to MPA’s healthcare studio offers our clients deep technical expertise coupled with proven project management skill. As an associate partner and associate principal advancing MPA’s healthcare practice, John Fowler has worked tirelessly with Jason Costello to secure new clients and position the firm for continued growth in the healthcare market,” said Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, senior partner and principal at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “We look forward to the collaboration of these three healthcare architects to design and deliver successful projects for our clients.”

For the past 20 years, Fowler has been designing healthcare and science facilities throughout the U.S. His focus on improving the built environment for patients and the clinicians that care for them is a passion that permeates every project with which he is involved. Fowler’s expertise in healthcare planning and design includes leading clinical 3P planning events, facility master planning, feasibility studies and strategic planning, in addition to architectural services. His recent project experience includes cancer care centers, surgical centers, endoscopy departments, compounding pharmacies, diagnostic imaging, and multi-specialty clinics.

Prior to joining MPA, Thomsen spent more than 23 years as a healthcare planner and project manager at a Boston-based healthcare architecture firm, where his experience ranged from hospital campus master planning to large hospital projects and outpatient clinics. His portfolio includes Jahra Hospital in Kuwait, Albany Memorial Hospital in New York, and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Most recently, Thomsen led design teams for the multi-phased Boston Medical Center Menino Pavilion, working on several aspects of the project including medical/surgical inpatient units, the ICU, the central sterile department, and the pharmacy.