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  To me, the most important step in design is listening. I want to really hear my client before I draw a single line.

Deanna Brown

Principal

Toronto , Ontario

For Deanna, the opportunity to reconsider what a healthcare facility should look and feel like is the greatest challenge. She wants to design welcoming, inclusive buildings that serve occupants—whatever their needs. Deanna has been the project architect on a variety of healthcare facilities including acute care, ambulatory care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, and long-term care.

Recently, Deanna has been working on the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC) in Hamilton, Ontario. It’s a facility that gathers a number of programs together under one roof to deliver holistic care for children and youth in the community. RJCHC includes care and services for autism spectrum disorders, child and youth mental health, prosthetics and orthotics, developmental pediatric rehabilitation, and more.

When Deanna is presented with a design problem, she dives right in with the stakeholders to develop creative and innovative solutions. As a planner and designer experienced in complex projects, Deanna puts her energy into crafting supportive and uplifting spaces for the communities she’s serving.  

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