Healthcare Otherwhere Competition Jury

Mike Nightingale

Jury Convenor
United Kingdom – UIA Region I (Western Europe)

Mike is an internationally recognised healthcare architect and the founder of Nightingale Associates. He is devoted to raising the standard of architecture in healthcare and the public sector. He is also the Chairman of the Mike Nightingale Fellowship, a UK registered charity focussing on changing lives through sustainable development in South Africa

Mike has played a pivotal role in promoting quality of healthcare architecture. He was the author of ‘Better by Design’, the design guide published by the National Health Service, was a founder committee member for Architects for Health and the RIBA Health Client Forum. He is a member of the NHS Estates Knowledge Network Group for Building Design and was the External Examiner for the MARU MSc in Planning Buildings for Health. He regularly reviews healthcare projects as a member of the NHS Design Review Panel. Mike is on the International and Editorial Review Panels of the International Academy of Design & Health. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Mike was born in South Africa and has lived in India and Canada, and believes in a global approach to the design of healthcare buildings. Subsequently he provides guidance on key forms of procurement such as PFI, in the UK and abroad.

Mike travels the world as a key-note speaker for international conferences. He also inspires young talent by guest lecturing at universities.

Mike is a member of the IBI Health Strategy Group, overseeing the future development of the co-ordinated IBI response to global healthcare markets

Fani Vavili-Tsinika

Greece – UIA Region II (Eastern Europe and Middle East)

Professor Fani Vavili, MA, PhD, is teaching and practicing architectural design. She is teaching health care facilities design for over 30 years at the School of Architecture AUTh, Greece.

Her work includes health care facilities planning & design and has published many articles, research results etc. Among them are the following books: Hospital Design at the beginning of the 21st Century (ed), Designing for the Elderly, Designing for Mental Health, Aspects of Healing Environments (ed), Arts in Health Care Buildings (ed), Teaching Architecture in Extreme Conditions

Professor Vavili is an executive member of UIA-PHG (International Union of Architects / Public Health Group) and co-founder of GUPHA (Global University Programs in Healthcare Architecture)

Prosperidad Luis

Philippines – UIA Region IV (Asia and Oceania)

PROSPERIDAD LUIS is both an active practitioner of architecture, being the Principal of the firm Luis and Associates; and an architectural educator, having taught and served as Dean of the College of Architecture of the University of the Philippines. She obtained her B.S Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of the Philippines; and her Postgraduate Diploma in Health Facilities Planning from the Medical Architecture Research Unit then attached to the University of North London. She is an active member of the UIA Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) and the Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA).

She is also an active member of architectural organizations, local and international; and has served as National President of the United Architects of the Philippines, Deputy Chair for Zone B of the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) and Secretary General of the APEC Architect Project Central Council.

Geoff Abbott

South Africa – UIA Region V (Africa)

Geoff Abbott is an architect who had been active in research for over 35 years. His life-long interest and involvement with healthcare facilities started as a young graduate in practice in Cape Town and continued as a research architect, research group leader, programme manager and, more recently, as consultant at the CSIR. His work has focussed on the development of planning and design guidelines for healthcare facilities, applied research in projects such as facilities for drug-resistant TB services, and immovable asset planning, management and maintenance. A particular area of interest is strategic planning for healthcare infrastructure. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Natal and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria. Geoff is an Honorary Life Member and is a past National President and Regional Chairman of the South African Federation of Hospital Engineering. He is an Executive Member of the Public Health Group of the UIA and has been a contributing member since 1985. Geoff has been actively involved with capacity development while contributing to and running courses in Health Facility Planning and Design at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has been a contributing lecturer at the universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Free State and Medunsa.

Susan Francis

United Kingdom – UIA Region I (Western Europe)

Susan is currently Programme Director for Architects for Health, an RIBA Linked Society and membership organization for design professionals in the UK. Our aim is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities.

AfH has run for 7 years a successful Student Design Charette facilitating students to design for health in studio.

Qualified as an architect, Susan has worked in practice and as an academic developing research, presentations, publications and post graduate training in this specialised field for 20 years.

George Mann

USA – UIA Region III (Americas)

Professor George J.Mann, AIA, is The Ronald L. Skaggs, Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design, at the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. He was also the first holder of the Skaggs - Sprague Endowed Chair, - at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.

He is the official liaison from the US - AIA / AAH (Academy of Architecture for Health) to the UIA-PHG (International Union of Architects / Public Health Group) which meets annually in a different country. From 2012 - 2013 he served as the Director of the UIA - PHG.

He and his students have undertaken over 700 "Architecture for Health" projects since he founded the "Architecture for Health" Program at Texas A&M University in 1966. He has taught over 4000 students at Texas A&M University many of whom are leaders in the field of "Architecture for Health" in firms, universities and health and hospital facilities and agencies and organizations around the globe.

Professor Mann is co-founder and former President of GUPHA (Global University Programs in Healthcare Architecture); Founder and Advisory Board Chairman of The RPD (Resource Planning and Development) Group.

Professor Mann has practiced, lectured, and written extensively on "Architecture for Health" projects all over the world through his teaching, research and practice.

He was awarded the George H.W. Bush Service Award by President George H.W. Bush. Professor Mann also became the First Recipient of the prestigious Dean J. Thomas Regan Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching, Research, and Public Service.

Tunde Oluwa

Nigeria / South Africa – UIA Region V (Africa)

Tunde Oluwa is the founder of Odyssey Architects S.A. whose growing expertise in sustainable development is signalled by their O. R. Tambo Environmental Centre in Benoni. As technical advisor and jury member in several international and national competitions he has contributed to informing contemporary architectural discourse. Tunde believes in a symbiotic relationship between practice and academia and maintains a close relationship with a number of universities in South Africa.

Leslie Musikavanhu

Zimbabwe / South Africa – UIA Region V (Africa)

Leslie Musikavanhu is an architect and entrepreneur with 18 years of senior management experience both locally and internationally, having worked in the United States and widely across Africa. He is Managing Director of Sharp Shop Architects (Pty) Ltd, a practice with a wide range of activity in the health, education, commercial and retail sectors across Southern Africa, including work in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Mocambique and Uganda. He is also Managing Director of Cre8 Design & Innovation. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Summa Cum Laude) from Tuskegee University, USA and is a registered architect in South Africa and member the Gauteng Institute of Architects and of the SA Federation of Hospital Engineers. Leslie has lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand and acted as external examiner.