Manish Shah Joins KTGY’s Chicago Office

Holding more than two decades of experience, Shah will work in the firm’s national health care design practice.

Chicago—KTGY Architecture + Planning, an international architectural firm, recently announced it has hired Manish Shah as executive director of architecture at the firm’s Chicago office. Shah will contribute to KTGY’s expansion throughout the Midwest by working in the company’s national health care design practice.

Age 46, Shah has more than 20 years of experience in managing a wide range of projects, from conception through completion. His specializes in the design and planning of acute care areas of hospitals, medical office buildings and specialized clinics, including ambulatory surgery, as well as radiology and imaging suites.

Manish Shah, KTGY's new executive director of architecture at the firm’s Chicago/Midwest office.

Manish Shah, KTGY’s new executive director of architecture at the firm’s Chicago/Midwest office.

“Manish has extensive experience in the design of health care facilities, which represents one of the most in-demand sectors of commercial real estate,” said Craig Pryde, principal at KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Chicago/Midwest office, in a prepared statement.

Prior to joining KTGY, Shah served as director of architecture in the Chicago office of BSA LifeStructures, a national architectural firm specializing in health care design. Prior to this, he spent more than 10 years as a project architect at OWP/P Inc., being involved in all phases of design and construction of various health care projects, including the Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital. He began his architecture career at Anthony Belluschi Architects, also based in Chicago. Shah holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois.

“Health care design is one of the most rapidly evolving industries and has an enormous impact on our communities. We expect hospitals will continue to move non-critical care off-campus, as it no longer makes economic sense to house administrative or ancillary functions in a critical care facility. We are continually reimagining these facilities to increase the amount of billable space,” said Shah.

Most recently, KTGY designed the Northwestern Medicine Delnor OB/GYN clinic in Geneva, Ill., as well as the 40,000-square-foot Cadence Health medical office building in Naperville, Ill. The firm also supports community health issues and is currently designing the expansion of a federally qualified health center in Harvey, Ill.

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