Fowler joins Margulies Perruzzi as associate principal in health+science studio

February 16, 2018 - Construction Design & Engineering
John Fowler

Boston, MA John Fowler, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, has joined the leadership team at Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), as associate principal in the Health+Science studio. Fowler brings 17 years of experience designing and managing healthcare and laboratory projects, including surgical centers, cancer centers, compounding pharmacies, and master planning for medical campuses. In addition to leading project teams and managing client relations, Fowler’s new role includes strategic planning and business development to help grow MPA’s Health+Science studio.

Prior to joining MPA, Fowler spent 12 years as a project manager and associate principal for a Boston-based healthcare architecture firm, where he designed and managed multiple concurrent healthcare projects ranging from $500,000 to $40 million. His portfolio includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cancer Center, Compounding Pharmacy and Surgical Pavilion in Needham, Mass., Landmark Medical Center (Prime Healthcare) Medical Oncology Center in North Smithfield, R.I., a facility master plan for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton, Mass., and a USP 800/247 CMR compliant compounding pharmacy at Signature Healthcare in Brockton, Mass. 

Fowler received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College. He is a LEED accredited professional (LEED AP), NCARB accredited, and EDAC certified, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects.

His speaking experience includes presentations on designing cancer centers using 3P and applying a Lean Process Improvement approach for designing healthcare projects. Fowler is skilled at leading multi-phase renovations and campus expansions while bringing an astute attention to detail and a client-first attitude. In addition to his LEAN process improvement facilitation, Fowler is passionate about evidence-based and patient-centered design and sees every challenge as an opportunity to improve the built environment for patients and the clinicians that care for them. 

“The addition of John Fowler to MPA’s leadership team brings the clients of our Health+Science studio an even greater depth and breadth of technical expertise,” said Marc Margulies, FAIA, LEED AP, senior partner and principal at Margulies Perruzzi. “Leading the Health+Science studio, Jason Costello and John Fowler offer complementary skills and talents in the complex design of healthcare, technology, and scientific projects. They will work together to expand the Health+Science studio and provide clients with technical expertise in new areas.”

“Like MPA, John strives to remain at the forefront of both design and technology, and his experience with LEAN process improvement and leading clinical 3P planning events will help us engage our clients and impact meaningful change in the delivery of healthcare to their patients,” said Jason Costello, AIA, EDAC, associate principal and partner at Margulies Perruzzi Architects. “John’s focus on evidence-based design will promote new healthcare architecture methodologies based upon clinical research that improve patient outcomes and enhance lab efficiency for our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him to the MPA team.”


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