Tan Zheng Expands GS&P Healthcare Leadership Internationally

New Senior Architect’s Client-Centric Approach and Planning Experience will Support Clients’ Success

October 12, 2017   |   Shanghai,  China   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Tan Zheng, AIA, EDAC has joined GS&P as director of medical planning in the Shanghai office. He brings extensive medical planning and design experience to the firm and his client-centric approach will continue to drive value for clients internationally. Zheng has led project planning teams for a broad range of projects from large hospital campus designs to clinical renovations.  He has worked with several of the top healthcare systems in the United States on solutions to the many complex challenges facing healthcare facilities today to create healing environments. 

“Tan is a steward of his clients and an exceptional leader. He understands that as advanced healthcare settings become more team-based and collaborative so too must the design process and designs for healthcare settings,” commented David J. Stewart, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, senior vice president of international practice, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “His commitment to client vision and forward-thinking, quality planning and design makes Tan a tremendous asset to the team.”
 
“I admire GS&P’s commitment to building strong client relationships, as I believe truly understanding a client’s vision is imperative to project success. I am also looking forward to applying the value-added design framework—it’s through smart planning and design that we can help advance patient outcomes and improve the overall human experience at facilities,” commented Zheng. “Through my understanding of healthcare internationally – in particular my deep knowledge of healthcare in China – and my experience in the United States, my aim is to continue providing cutting-edge design for our clients in the rapidly changing international market.”
 
Zheng earned a Bachelor of Architecture at China University of Mining and Technology and a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Health Systems & Design at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a licensed architect in the state of North Carolina.   
 
GS&P’s dedicated Healthcare staff approach each project through the lens of Value-Added Design. Value-Added Design is a dynamic, holistic framework in which teams explore and define what is important to clients with a focus on key performance indicators: patient safety; operational efficiencies; integration of technology; adaptability/resiliency; healthy, sustainable buildings; and human experience through evidence-based design. This approach gives clients the opportunity to assess and prepare for inevitable market shifts. 

“Tan is a steward of his clients and an exceptional leader. He understands that as advanced healthcare settings become more team-based and collaborative so too must the design process and designs for healthcare settings. His commitment to client vision and forward-thinking, quality planning and design makes Tan a tremendous asset to the team.”

David J. Stewart, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, senior vice president of international practice, Gresham, Smith and Partners
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