SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce the addition of Felicia Cleper-Borkovi, AIA, to its San Francisco office. As a principal and expert medical planner, she will play a pivotal role in the firm's healthcare business, strengthening its ties with the healthcare community and advising owners, designers, and operators on synchronizing strategic operational improvements with innovative design.
"We are very excited to have Felicia on our team," said Bill Scrantom, Americas Region Healthcare Leader, Arup. "Her expertise and insight will enhance the advice and solutions we provide our healthcare clients to further target efficient, positive clinical and operational outcomes. Throughout her career, she has been a pioneer in redefining, de-institutionalizing, and modernizing medical facilities. Felicia's addition will benefit both our Owner and architect clients and is the obvious next step for our growing practice."
Cleper-Borkovi's award-winning healthcare projects innovatively integrate architecture, clinical planning, landscape, interior architecture, lighting, art, and environmental design. Her past projects include Li Ka Shing Foundation Cancer Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Laguna Honda Replacement Hospital in San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence, Italy, the New Acute Hospital for the SouthWest in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Arup, she held leadership positions at Anshen+Allen in San Francisco and London and Aditazz.
"Having previously collaborated with many of Arup's offices around the globe, I am thrilled to join the firm," said Cleper-Borkovi. "With its extraordinary resources and commitment to shaping a better world, I'm looking forward to strengthening our leadership in the healthcare sector."
Felicia Cleper-Borkovi is an architect with specific expertise in medical planning and in orchestrating inter-disciplinary healthcare design teams. She has a Master of Architecture degree from Ion Mincu Academy of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest and post-graduate degrees from the Royal College of Art in London, Domus Academy in Milan, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Said Business School at Oxford.
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Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,300 people in the Americas. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.
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