HDR Welcomes Elmutaz Elrabaa to Healthcare Practice
Elmutaz Elrabaa, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ND, has joined HDR’s architecture practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, as project principal supporting the firm’s work on large healthcare projects in Canada.
Elrabaa has more than 20 years of professional experience on large-scale institutional and healthcare projects worldwide, including projects in Canada, the United States, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and the Middle East. He has led multidisciplinary teams from project inception through all design phases to contract administration and completion.
A staunch advocate of evidence-based and practice-based design, Elrabaa said that innovation, resiliency and sustainability are important principles he has relied on throughout his career. “I am passionate about sustainability in the holistic sense of the word,” Elrabaa said. “I believe in designing spaces that are not only healthy for the users but that also promote a sustainable and holistic way of life — positively impacting the users and the community at large.”
Prior to joining HDR, Elrabaa served as director of healthcare for Perkins & Will in Dubai and as a project principal in Seattle, Washington. He was also a partner and healthcare principal at B+H Architects in Toronto and in Singapore.
Elrabaa often participates in industry panel discussions and is a frequent presenter at conferences, including the Healthcare Design Conference, Singapore Architectural Expo and Healthcare Facilities Asia.