Healthcare design excellence elevates alumnus to AIA fellow

Tushar Gupta

The [American Institute of Architects] ( has elevated former Texas A&M student Tushar Gupta ’00 to its prestigious [College of Fellows] ( for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession and for his significant contributions to the profession and society.

Of the AIA’s more than 90,000 members, approximately 3,000 have been honored as fellows, one of the institute’s highest honors. The 2019 fellows will be inducted during a June 7 ceremony at the AIA’s national conference in Las Vegas.

Gupta, who earned a [Master of Architecture] ( degree at Texas A&M, is a managing principal in the Houston office of [EYP Architecture and Engineering] ( , a nationwide firm that develops innovative design solutions for clients in higher education, government, healthcare, technology and science.

A designer who specializes in healthcare facilities, Gupta’s numerous, successful collaborations with sizeable teams have led to honors on projects that include the [Houston Methodist Paula & Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower] ( , [University of St. Thomas Center for Science and Health Professions] ( , the [Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital] ( , Stamford Hospital, [Jersey Shore University Medical Center] ( ; [North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital] ( , and [UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital] ( .

In addition to his design responsibilities, Gupta leads efforts to optimize EYP’s business development, operations, and design performance.

He joined the firm in 2000 as a [Tradewell Fellow] ( , a national healthcare design and planning fellowship offered by EYP. His design leadership, along with the ability to lead projects and teams, elevated him to firm principal in 2006.

Gupta has been recognized in Building Design + Construction Magazine’s 40 under 40, the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and numerous additional publications.

He also serves as 2019 president of the [AIA Academy of Architecture for Health] ( , whose members aim to improve the quality of healthcare facility and healthy communities design by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge, educating design practitioners, and advancing the practice of architecture.

Richard Nira

posted March 18, 2019