Vlad Torskiy

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  • Chicago, IL
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“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 the United States. It all intersects beautifully in his role as Health Studio Leader in SmithGroup’s Chicago office. "Working in the field of healthcare architecture and planning integrates my passion toward natural sciences, research and teaching with architecture," Vlad remarks. "It means everything to me. It allows one to be part of the healing process and creation of a healing environment. It saves patients’ lives." Throughout his career, Vlad has stayed true to his core passion of architecture’s ability to impact healing and wellness. He believes, “In my mind, I am an architect who creates environments and experiences. In my heart, I am a human and a patient whose surroundings are created by architects.” Vlad’s penchant for blending talents also extends to his personal interests. He’d enjoy returning to an unusual sport, he says "that I was professionally associated with in my youth — triathlon, which includes fin-swimming, action shooting, and underwater target shooting."