Advisory Board Member:
Architect, Purveyor of Wisdom
Healthcare Design Work
My work covers two distinct aspects. One is providing leadership, mentorship, opportunity, and wisdom to our global healthcare studio of some 500+ architects, designers, planners, engineers and technologists. The other is taking an active "hands-on" role in a few projects each year. These have ranged from a new hospital in Inuvik above the Arctic Circle in Northern Canada to a new 100 bed hospital on the Island of Tobago in the Caribbean. My current projects find me working on 2 new hospitals on beautiful Vancouver Island, as well as back up in the Canadian Arctic working on a new hospital in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. These projects are exploring innovation from varying perspectives including sustainability, evidence base design to create emerging 'best practice' solutions, to alternate project delivery models including public private partnerships.
Bruce Raber is a Vice President in the Vancouver architectural office and the Practice Leader for Stantec's corporate wide Health + Wellness practice. He has over 30 years of experience in design, management, and production of complex buildings both in Canada and England. Bruce has recently been named as one of the top 25 most influential people in healthcare design in North America. As a "designer-healer", Bruce is a strong advocate in the role that architecture can play in delivering healthcare in today's social and economic conditions.
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Manitoba, 1976
Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, 1979
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Member
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
American Institute of Architects, Member, Academy of Architecture for Health
Registered Architect, Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
Registered Architect, Architects Association of Prince Edward Island
Registered Architect, Architects' Association of New Brunswick
Registered Architect, Ontario Association of Architects
Registered Architect, Alberta Association of Architects
Registered Architect, Manitoba Association of Architects
Registered Architect, Saskatchewan Association of Architects
Registered Architect, Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Registered Architect, Northwest Territories Association of Architects
Registered Architect, Nova Scotia Association of Architects
Bruce was once invited to a Royal Garden party by the Queen of England.