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W H AT I L I K E B E S T A B O U T
W O R K I N G I N H E A LT H C A R E
DESIGN
The challenge and reward of solving problems with staff
and developing solutions to move forward.

F AV O R I T E . . .
VA C AT I O N S P O T
Anywhere in Italy, but I'm
partial to Venice.

PIECE OF
FURNITURE IN
Y O U R H O U S E The
sofa in our living room. It's an antique Victorian parlor
piece in great condition. We found it during an antiquing
outing with friends for an unbelievable price.
L I N E F R O M A M O V I E "Leave the gun, take the
cannoli." (Do I need to tell you the movie?)
T V C H A R A C T E R Lucy
Ricardo. She never gives up
on her dream no matter the
odds, and she does it with
passion.
S N A C K Pretzels-the
saltier the better!
WAY T O U N W I N D
A F T E R A L O N G D AY
Watching episodes of
"NCIS" and drinking a
glass of single malt.

MY DREAM PROJECT OUTSIDE OF
H E A LT H C A R E
Our vacation/retirement home (location still under
discussion and consideration), which to this day continues
to remain "in design," ever changing as we grow older.

THREE ITEMS ON MY DESK

1 a picture of my family
2 Legos
3 a wire sculpture of "motion"

VINCENT
DELLA DONNA

President elect,
AIA Academy of Architecture
for Health
VINCENT DELLA DONNA'S path to
architecture seemed certain from a
very young age. "I can't remember a
time in my life when I wasn't sketching or planning a building, home, park, complex,
etc.," he says. For most of his 32-year career, he's
focused solely on healthcare design, working in
a variety of roles, including as assistant director
of facilities at Monmouth Medical Center (Long
Branch, N.J.); private sector leader, healthcare
at RLF Architects (Orlando, Fla.); and most recently as director of healthcare services at Gannett Fleming (South Plainfield, N.J.). While
he's currently transitioning to a new role, Della
Donna will be balancing a new priority in 2018:
serving as president of the American Institute of
Architects Academy of Architecture for Health.
"I wanted to be part of an organization that helps
move healthcare architecture forward," he says.
"I also believe in giving back and enjoy helping
younger professionals grow."-Anne DiNardo

OUTSIDE THE
OFFICE, YOU'LL
L I K E LY F I N D
ME . . .
Antiquing with my wife
or watching old movies.
Some of my favorites
include "Mr. Smith Goes
to Washington," "Dial
M for Murder," "Rear
Window," and "To
Catch a Thief."

BIGGEST PET PEEVE ON A
PROJECT

THREE WORDS MY CO-WORKERS
WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE ME

WORKING AT RLF ARCHITECTS, DELLA DONNA SERVED AS PRINCIPALIN -CHARGE/PLANNER ON THE ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
PROTON THERAPY PAVILION, WHICH WAS COMPLETED IN 2016.

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I appreciate the sophistication and elegance of his
clean design aesthetic. "Less is more" is evident in his
work, which I try to keep in mind as I work with clients
to keep a design plan clean and true to the project
goals.

Underestimating the importance of pre-project
planning with clients before the design process kicks
into high gear. Engaging the end users to understand
their operations, assess their needs, and document their
goals should be routine and not viewed as a luxury.

created by my daughter

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RLF ARCHITECTS (ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER)

Q U O T E "I don't want
to be interesting, I want
to be good."-Mies van
der Rohe.


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Healthcare Design - June/July 2017
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Editorial
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Pack Your Bags
First Look
Love Story
Starting Point
Process Improvement
Product Spotlight
The Center
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