Gresham Smith’s Ray Wong Recognized by AIA Tampa Bay
Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Senior Healthcare Architect Ray Wong, AIA, EDAC, LEED Green Associate, has been recognized by American Institute of Architects Tampa Bay chapter (AIA Tampa Bay) as the recipient of the AIA Bob Levison Award. The award is given annually to a member of the chapter who has demonstrated continuous service to both the profession and community. Wong accepted the award at AIA Tampa Bay’s Celebrate Design 2020 virtual celebration on Thursday, November 5.
“Ray brings a passion for research-based problem solving that allows him to better understand the needs of our healthcare clients,” said Jim Langlois, AIA, Executive Vice President at Gresham Smith. “His dedication to the firm, the AIA and his local community has made an impact over the years, and it’s a huge honor to be recognized by his industry peers for his significant contributions.”
Ray joined Gresham Smith in 2004 and has 16 years of experience delivering research-based, value-added solutions for health systems, care providers and patients alike. He has been actively involved in the AIA for nearly 20 years, dedicating himself to the growth of the architectural profession, chapter and community. Ray’s community involvement extends beyond the AIA; he also serves on the Hillsborough County Community Action Board, the City of Tampa’s Community Advisory Committee for the Downtown Urban Core, the Advisory Committee for the Florida Center for Community Design and Research at USF, and the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council. As the community engagement leader for Gresham Smith’s Tampa office, Ray also coordinates the office’s outreach activities and helps grow the firm’s local presence. He is a graduate of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa program and, along with his cohorts, helps raise funds for at-need organizations throughout the Tampa Bay region.
AIA Tampa Bay’s annual design program honors excellence in design by the architectural profession and industry participants. With juries composed of highly-qualified professionals, these awards are intended to promote public consciousness of the built environment through distinguished works of architecture.