Teresa Wilson Receives Distinction Award

Teresa Wilson, Executive Principal and Managing Director for Steffian Bradley Architect’s (SBA) Corporate Headquarters in Boston, MA office, was honored on September 18, 2017 with the Symposium Distinction, Individual Award at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Austin, Texas. The Individual Award is presented to a professional in the fields of healthcare planning, design, construction and operations that has displayed leadership, vision, and passion to enhance the healing environment over their career.

This award is a reflection of SBA’s commitment to provide an environment where everyone can develop to their fullest extent and work on exciting and meaningful projects throughout their careers.  Collaboration is inherent in our profession and working together our teams blend the best of design, medical planning and attention to detail to provide outstanding environments that reflect our passion to help make people’s lives better.  I am so excited to represent SBA and receive this distinction award.”

Teresa has worked at SBA for the majority of her 25 year professional practice of healthcare design and planning for new and existing facilities. Wilson has served as healthcare planner for SBA and SBA’s strategic planning group Sterling Planning Alliance (Sterling), as Principal-in-Charge of healthcare projects throughout New England. Her experience with SBA and Sterling, along with her expertise in integrating innovations in healthcare design for SBA’s clients, mentoring, and implementation of strategic improvements internally prepared Wilson for her new management role, she took on in March 2016, as Boston’s Managing Director.

Teresa has dedicated her career to providing healthcare equality through design across a broad spectrum of projects. Her work represents a wide cross section of clients with over a hundred of healthcare projects including community health centers in traditionally underserved populations such as Mattapan Community Health Center, which was awarded Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Facilities Design Award, and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program a 100 bed respite and clinic while at the same time working with Harvard University Health Services and Boston Children’s Hospital where she is currently designing an outpatient care center for children across a wide spectrum of abilities.

Teresa specializes in integrating Lean planning tools in all aspects of design and holds a GBMP certificate for Lean in Healthcare. She has extensive experience in helping clients navigate the ongoing innovations in medical care to optimize design decisions to serve the needs of patients and caregivers. She has presented SBA’s work at multiple national and international Lean events and in the spirt of continuous learning and improvement, she has helped to create SBA University to provide internal forums for sharing information and practicing presentation skills in an environment where everyone has an opportunity to chart their own professional path.

“Teresa’s dedication and thought leadership in healthcare design and planning is highlighted in every project at SBA whether it is a project she is leading or mentoring others in the office. We are proud of her achievements and on behalf of the entire SBA team we congratulate her on the award.”- Kirsten Waltz, President of U.S. Operations

Teresa’s career is a reflection of her personality and her belief that great design and planning makes a difference in the world.  Please join us in congratulating Teresa in this prestigious accomplishment! 

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