Name: Tushar Gupta
Job Title: Principal, senior designer
Firm Name and Location: WHR Architects, Houston
Age: 38
Professional Credentials: AIA, NCARB
Education: BArch, Institute of Environmental Design (Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, India); MArch, Texas A&M University
Accomplishments:

In 2006, became the firm’s youngest principal, at 32. Joined the firm in 2000 as a Tradewell Fellow.

Lead designer for $300 million Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Youngest lead designer in WHR’s history for a project of this magnitude, which won first place in 2010 IADH Design & Health Academy Awards.

Responsible for conceptual and design development of the $235 million Stamford (Conn.) Hospital addition and the $70 million Center for Sciences and Health Professionals at the University of St. Thomas.

Extracurricular:

Member, Leadership Council of AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.

Pro bono consultant to Hindu temple project in Houston.

Frequent lecturer on healthcare architecture and design.

Off the Clock:

Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Loves traveling, prefers locales with mountains, especially Switzerland.

Secret Life:
Plays bass guitar and co-founded the rock band Goddess. Performed at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles.

 

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