Vlad Torskiy

Specialist

"Working in the field of healthcare architecture and planning integrates my passion toward natural sciences, research and teaching with architecture."

“I’m a perpetual learner,” states Vlad, an observation readily reflected in his resume: Vlad holds four master’s degrees—in architecture, healthcare administration, fine arts, and architecture and urban design—earned from academic institutions in the Ukraine, Israel and the United States. It all intersects beautifully in his role as Health Studio Leader in SmithGroupJJR’s Chicago office. “Working in the field of healthcare architecture and planning integrates my passion toward natural sciences, research and teaching with architecture,” Vlad remarks. “It means everything to me. It allows one to be part of the healing process and creation of a healing environment. It saves patients’ lives.” Vlad’s penchant for blending talents also extends to his personal interests. He’d enjoy returning to an unusual sport, he says “that I was professionally associated with in my youth—triathlon, which includes fin-swimming, action shooting, and underwater target shooting.”

Specialty
Healthcare Design, Lean, Strategic Planning, Studio Leader

Professional Credentials
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Hospital Association (AHA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Lean Healthcare Certified Professional

Contact
E Vlad.Torskiy@smithgroupjjr.com
P 312.641.6718
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Community Involvement

Vlad is passionate about educating colleagues and others within the healthcare industry. He can often be found on the presentation circuit at conferences across the nation. Recent speaking engagements include:

“Interventional Platform Operations: Public and Private Sector Comparison,” HFSE (2015); “Healthcare Advisory: Building Futures,” Chicago Healthcare Advisory Council (2014); “IPE in Healthcare and Universities: Toolkit Brainstorming,” D.C. Healthcare and Higher Ed Council (2014); “Saint Mary’s Health Care – LEAN Operations Process Improvement,” HFSE (2013); “Reinventing Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Design in Urban Environments,” HFSE (2012); “Automatic Transportation Systems in Healthcare: Funding, Budget, ROI,” HFSE (2011); “Facilities Lifecycle Planning and Management: Technologies in Healthcare,” Tradeline (2011); “AMC Operations & Logistics: Implementation of Robotics Systems,” Healthcare Design Conference (2009)

Vlad has also authored the book “Hospital on the Time Axis”, Ball State University. ISBN 978-0-557-34141-1 (2010)