Health and Wellness Practice Leader
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 urban design/architecture—earned from academic institutions in the Ukraine, Israel and US. It all intersects beautifully in his role as the firm’s Health Strategy leader. “Working in healthcare architecture and planning integrates my passion towards natural sciences, data modeling and analytics, research and teaching serving people and their communities,” Vlad remarks. “It allows one to be part of the process and creation of a healing environment.” Throughout his career, Vlad has stayed true to his core passion of architecture’s ability to impact healing and wellness with over two decades of experience specifically in strategy, operations, and master planning. “In my mind, I am an architect who creates long term vision of empathetic environments and experiences in healthcare, while acting as a translator of patients, family and staff needs into physical space, and supporting it with data. In my heart, I am a human and a patient whose surroundings are created by architects.
Torskiy has been a healthcare designer and planner for the last 25+ years. He dedicated his career to operational, strategic and master planning for healthcare institutions and has been on the forefront of finding executable solutions for his clients as forecasting technologies have advanced and the healthcare industry has become more complex. Recently, Torskiy led a population health and equity study of the South Chicago metropolitan area. This analysis of multiple safety-net and non-profit health systems and independent hospitals, serving more than five million people in Chicago, is being used to redirect health services delivery and improve future facilities and operations (Strategic Planning and Implementation to Address Health Inequities on Vimeo).
Torskiy has been a leader in strategic and medical planning for numerous other health systems. His recent portfolio includes the development of strategic master plans for Stanford Healthcare, the University of Utah Health, Kaiser Permanente, Northwestern Medicine, WakeMed Health, Beaumont Health, and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Torskiy has also provided extensive service to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, developing integrated, system-based service delivery and master planning as well as design guidelines to shepherd Veterans Affairs vast network of facilities and care delivery.
Vlad used to be a competitive triathloner: handgun shooting, underwater target shooting, spear gun underwater fish shooting.