SmithGroupJJR adds Vladislav Torskiy as Health Studio Leader at Chicago office

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Vladislav Torskiy, SmithGroupJJR, Chicago

Vladislav Torskiy, SmithGroupJJR, Chicago

Torskiy develops comprehensive solutions for a range of institutions, including academic medical centers, health systems and government agencies.

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Vladislav (Vlad) Torskiy, ACHE, AORN, International Associate AIA, as Health Studio Leader at its Chicago office.

Torskiy joins the Chicago team following his tenure at SmithGroupJJR’s Washington DC office, where he was a senior medical strategist.

In his new role, Torskiy is focusing on the transformational trends in healthcare and how these changes will impact the strategic planning and operational sustainability of healthcare facilities in the future. He will lead the analysis, programming and planning efforts for healthcare clients and work with project teams in developing comprehensive design solutions that enhance operational efficiencies and improve the health of all users.

With a strong background in institutional architecture and performing work for public, government and private organizations, Torskiy brings 27 years of experience as an architect and consultant working with clients in the Midwest, East Coast and internationally. He is lauded for his skill in partnering with healthcare clients to understand their visions and then translating their needs and aspirations into creative strategies that achieve a balance of performance, aesthetics and comfort.

Torskiy develops comprehensive solutions for a range of institutions, including academic medical centers, health systems and government agencies. Working with SmithGroupJJR’s project teams, he has addressed the complex challenges associated with military and veteran’s health as well as with the implementation of health reform initiatives. Torskiy’s current clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Trinity Health, MedStar Health and Lakeland Health.

“Vlad Torskiy has extensive experience working with a range of institutions at any scale, including premier academic medical centers, such as the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, University of Michigan Health System and the nation’s largest health system, the Veterans Health Administration,” said Tim Tracey, AIA, Chicago office director for SmithGroupJJR. “His singular expertise complements our strong Chicago team and will benefit any health system seeking a strategic advantage,” Tracey added.

Torskiy is an International Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

He received a Master of Science in Architecture from the Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts, Kiev and is a recipient of a Lean Healthcare Certificate from Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business, Nashville, Tennessee. Torskiy recently received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

SmithGroupJJR’s Chicago office is a leader in healthcare design having recently completed the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Center for Advanced Care in Chicago. Other work for Advocate Health Care includes the new Emergency Department at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. The office is currently working on the Lakeland Medical Center Surgery and Interventional Suite Expansion and Renovation in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The SmithGroupJJR Health Practice provides clients with comprehensive healthcare design services from strategic planning to operational programming, integrated building design delivery and post-occupancy analysis. It creates informed design solutions that support better patient outcomes. Operating from studios located in seven SmithGroupJJR offices, SmithGroupJJR is working with many of the nation’s top healthcare providers, including Kaiser Permanente, Banner Health, Sutter Health, Advocate Health Care, Trinity Health, Emory University Hospital, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SmithGroupJJR ( is ranked as the 9th largest healthcare architecture firm in the U.S. by the 2015 “Giants” edition of Building Design + Construction magazine. With more than 900 employees in 10 offices, SmithGroupJJR is a leader in sustainable design.

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