Boston – Margulies Perruzzi (MP) announced it has expanded its healthcare studio with the addition of Milly Baker, AIA, ACHA, LEED APA as senior medical planner, and the promotions of John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP to director of healthcare and Julia Donahue, IIDA, NCIDQ, WELL AP to job captain.
Fowler is associate principal and partner at MP. He has been designing and managing healthcare projects of increasing size and complexities for over 20 years. Fowler says he is passionate about healthcare design and sees every challenge as an opportunity to improve the built environment for patients and the clinicians that care for them. In his new role as director of healthcare, he will lead the healthcare studio at MP, including working with individual clients to understand their needs, directing design teams to achieve optimal results for those clients, and building on the growth of the studio through an approach emphasizing continual education and skill development.
Baker is an architect and medical planner with more than 30 years of experience designing complex new facilities for many of the major healthcare entities in the New England region. Her experience includes senior roles in the architecture industry, as well as in-house planning for a healthcare organization.
“As senior medical planner, Milly will bring extensive healthcare planning expertise to a variety of projects across the studio, providing thoughtful customized solutions that increase patient satisfaction and improve clinical processes,” said Fowler.
Donahue is a detail-oriented job captain and interior designer with a diverse range of experience. From creating test fits, floor plans, and finish selections to construction drawings, construction administration, and consultant coordination, representatives of the firm say her strong technical skills and critical eye create designs that respond to each client and project’s unique needs.
“In her new role, Julia will coordinate the design team efforts to meet deliverable milestones while continuing to work closely with end user clinicians and facility staff to ensure the projects meet goals and standards our clients expect,” said Fowler.
“For the past six years, John has been an integral part of our Healthcare studio, leading project teams, managing client relations, participating in strategic planning, and being involved with business development,” said Dan Perruzzi, AIA, LEED AP, principal and senior partner. “With his successful track record of managing complex projects, we are confident in his ability to expand MP’s business in the healthcare sector.”