Tib Tusler, FAIA, FACHA

Tib Tusler, FAIA, FACHA - Health ArchitectureTib Tusler, FAIA, FACHAWilber "Tib" Tusler, FAIA, FACHA, healthcare architect, planner, educator, and researcher exemplifies leadership in healthcare. Son of Wilber "Tib" Tusler, Sr, a healthcare architect and past chair of the AIA Academy on Architecture for Health, Tib has focused his career on programming, research, and service to the profession.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and MIT, Tib Tusler distinguished himself as a leader of the programming group at SMP in San Francisco. He was a leader in the implementation of the VA building system, research studies on regional planning methodologies, and the application of computer planning tools to health care design. Tib mentored many young professionals at SMP in his role in planning and as President of SMP.

Mr. Tusler has served as a member of the AIA Academy on architecture for health for over 35 years, serving as chair of the Academy in 1988. He chaired the research committee, leading it's transformation into the Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER), later merged with efforts of the Center for Health Design.

Tib Tusler continues to serve the profession as a Board member of the American College of Healthcare Architects and the research board of the Center for Health Design. The photo shows Tib wearing the medal for Lifetime Achievement awarded by ACHA; he is with Don McKahan, AIA, FACHA, and his wife, Kaki Tusler.

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