OAA, MRAIC, B.Arch
Architecture is a tool to empower. Well-planned spaces allow its users to perform to the best of their ability.
From an early age, when I built myself a childhood playhouse from an abandoned refrigerator box (complete with tissue paper curtains), I have had a passion for modularity and design. I am a people person and a true team player. I love the social aspects of architecture from creating a collaborative and inclusive working environment to getting to know our client stakeholders and understanding their needs. Spaces can empower and inspire. They are a reflection of who we are, who we were, and who we aspire to be.
I am particularly enthusiastic about the expanding field of healthcare design. Healthcare is extremely complex with varied stakeholders, each with unique needs. Thoughtfully designed spaces can be tremendously influential in one’s healing journey. Great design allows users to navigate complicated environments, like a hospital, with ease and confidence.
My Sectors: Healthcare & Senior Living
My Services: Architecture, Master Planning & Urban Design, Facilities Planning, Interior Design
We asked, Tina Facciponte answered:
What have you achieved in your career that you are most proud of?
“Designing healthcare spaces for women – I’ve been involved in two of these builds, one locally in Toronto (Women’s College Hospital), and one in the United States (Main Line Health King of Prussia Women’s Specialty Healthcare Centre). The design approach was progressive in that it considered the challenges women face, particularly cross-culturally. It was women building for women.”
What drew you to Kasian?
“The strong sense of community. I am a huge supporter of collective intelligence and collaboration, and I see both at Kasian. The organization has gone out of its way to make me feel appreciated and welcomed.”