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Stantec expands health design services team in Denver

The addition of five strategic hires will strengthen the firm’s health design expertise across the growing community


Global integrated design firm Stantec has expanded its health sector presence in Denver with the addition of five strategic hires. A commitment to supporting the area’s evolving health landscape, this investment marks an exciting time in Stantec’s health sector growth, building upon an already robust architecture and engineering practice in the Rocky Mountain Region.

“I am elated to support these talented experts. Together, they have tremendous power to innovate in the region for healthcare systems with the full support of our global practice as we advance our vision - to improve health worldwide through the power of design,” said Brenda Bush-Moline, Stantec’s global health sector leader. “We are meeting the moment in this rapidly growing Denver community and surrounding Rocky Mountain region with focused commitment and a formidable team.”

The burgeoning team will be led by seasoned health planner and American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) board certified architect, Alisa Rice, who is deeply committed to clients in the region and the communities they care for. Serving clients across the region and nationally for more than two decades, her portfolio includes transformative projects for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Intermountain Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“We’ve put together an exemplary team that is eager to be continually learning and be challenged by helping clients and doing the work they are passionate about,” said Rice. “We are looking forward to tackling projects from large and complex to smaller community-based clinics in the region and see a bright future ahead.”  

Joining Rice as senior medical planner is Robyn Linstrom, a vibrant industry leader who has been committed to health design services and advancing design for behavioral health in the region for more than two decades. Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah currently have some of the highest prevalence of mental illness and lowest rates of access to care (Mental Health America). Linstrom was hand-picked to help clients address this need and expand mental health services across the region. Her notable behavioral health projects include Mind Springs Health West Springs Hospital, Denver Solution Center, and UNMH Behavioral Health Crisis Center.

Rounding out the team is senior design coordinator, Thomas Giles; interior design coordinator, Vega Vashtiary; and healthcare design coordinator, Watchara Umboontham. Collectively they bring new energy, an empathetic approach, significant technical skills, and a deep familiarity with the unique complexities of delivering healthcare projects in the region, including those faced by rural and remote communities. The team regularly volunteers in the community and are engaged with several industry organizations such as the Association of Medical Facility Professionals board and Women in Healthcare as members and on the mentoring committee.

Focusing on whole-system solutions and design excellence, this team is committed to advancing equity and access to care in the Rocky Mountain Region, supporting clients with solutions that address the most pressing healthcare needs of today and the future.

Stantec is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the health space globally and is currently ranked #2 by Modern Healthcare (2023). Supported by company-wide proprietary research, experience in lean design, modular construction, and alternative project delivery models, Stantec is a fully integrated practice, drawing on global expertise to deliver progressive care environments that improve patient outcomes and attract top talent. Stantec’s recent health projects include the Intermountain Health Primary Children’s Medical Center, the New Neurological Institute Building at the Cleaveland Clinic, and The University of Kansas Health System Proton Therapy Center. Learn more at

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. 

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Alisa Rice

Robyn Linstrom

Thomas Giles

Vega Vashtiary

Watchara Umboontham

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