Philip Tobey is Senior Vice President and a national healthcare leader of SmithGroupJJR, the nation’s seventh largest architectural/engineering firm. He has over 40 years of experience in healthcare planning and design for the country’s leading academic medical centers and hospital systems. Phil was recently appointed to the U.S. Defense Health Board, evidence of his federal and military healthcare expertise.
Phil is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Fellow and Founding Member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). He is the recipient of the national Urbahn Medal for “eminent and notable contributions in the field of architecture” from the Society of American Military Engineers.
Widely recognized and highly regarded as one of the profession’s leaders in healthcare architecture, Phil has addressed many national and regional organizations concerning issues and trends that affect healthcare. Notable clients include the National Institutes of Health, numerous academic medical centers, all branches of services of the Department of Defense, major health systems (including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter, and Universal), and many regional and community healthcare providers.
Phil’s special areas of expertise include:
- The definition and implementation of world class military and veteran’s health facilities planning, design and construction
- The design of advanced rehabilitation and research facilities for amputee, burn, Polytrauma, and traumatic brain injury patients
- General trends in healthcare facility design, including evidence-based design, hospital sustainability, patient-centered care and patient safety
Prior to entering private practice, Phil served as an officer with the U.S. Air Force’s Office of the Surgeon General with review responsibility for medical projects worldwide, and where for almost a year, he was on special assignments to the White House. A registered architect and interior designer, Phil received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.