As a creative thinker, Ray uses evidence-based design research and innovation in striving for the best architectural solution. While working with clients and design teams on complex building types, his focus has been on the functional and social implications of spatial arrangement and its impact on staff communications, operational efficiencies, and cost savings.
Ray has an M.Sc. from University College, London in Space Syntax theory, and has applied the theory and its computer-based analytical methods to urban and architectural planning and design problems. Ray is a frequent presenter at healthcare design conferences across North America. He is a member of the Green Guide for Healthcare Steering Committee.