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  • Gonzalo Vargas

  • Principal: Head of Healthcare

Gonzalo joined TODD Architects in early 2022 as Head of Healthcare, a sign of our continued commitment to producing leading edge, award-worthy healthcare designs of lasting social value.

Based in our London studio, Gonzalo is responsible for supporting the practice’s established and experienced studios located across the UK and Ireland in delivering a growing portfolio of healthcare projects.

With over 20 years experience and an MSc in Planning Buildings for Health, Gonzalo has a proven record in the design and delivery of many different types and sizes of healthcare facilities across the UK and Europe.

Gonzalo spent his formative years studying architecture and urbanism in Peru before relocating to the UK in 2002 where he began specialising in the healthcare sector at Nightingale Associates (now IBI) in Oxfordshire.

Noteworthy projects Gonzalo has led the delivery of to date include: Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry; Peterborough Hospital’s Mental Health Unit; Birmingham Hospital’s Mental Health Units; Brookfield House Mental Health Unit in Runwell; The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) in Loughborough; and the Royal ENT Hospital (Phase 5) in Fitzrovia, London.

Gonzalo led the London based internal fit-out team for the National Children Hospital of Dublin where we worked closely with the client’s Design Board and consultants on the clinical and detail technical design.

Gonzalo also worked in the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary managing the RDD process approval and project managed the interior design delivery and assisted the construction team delivering the Royal Liverpool Hospital and GSK Laboratories in Cambridge.

Looking further afield, Gonzalo led the clinical design for the San Joao de Deu Hospital in Barcelona.

As a leading expert in the field of healthcare design, Gonzalo’s specialist knowledge equips him to dynamically ensure design quality and functionality whilst maximising efficiencies on costs by working together with clients, consultants and contractors.