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HOW DID YOU KNOW
A R C H I T E C T U R E WA S T H E R I G H T
CAREER FOR YOU?
Growing up in India, most people at that time chose
medical or engineering professions, but I never wanted
to do that. I knew I wanted to be an architect at a very
young age. My best friend's father was an architect,
and I admired his creativity, his meticulous work ethic,
and his beautiful drawings. He initially inspired my
passion for architecture. After I was accepted into the
architecture program in India, my friend's father actually
became a professor of mine, bringing it all full circle.

The opportunity to help solve health systems' challenges
and bring better care to patients and their families
through facility design. Also, there are so many facets
to healthcare architecture, such as technologies,
operations, and patient care, that it's never dull.

THREE ITEMS ON YOUR DESK

1 some of my pen
and ink drawings

2 bottle of honey

that my co-worker
gave me from her
husband's bee farm
(good for those
cough-filled days
due to allergies)

3 healthy snacks

like pistachios, dried figs, and
walnuts

PJ GLASCO

Principal, health market leader,
CannonDesign, Houston
focused her career on healthcare, she refined
her skills by working in a variety
of other design sectors, including
custom furniture, high-end residential, and
landscape architecture. Drawn to the strategic and technical aspects of healthcare design,
she found her path to the industry 17 years
ago, working with firms Perkins+Will and
then FKP (FKP merged with CannonDesign in
2017). "All of these experiences have impacted
and shaped me in different ways," she says.
Specifically, furniture design taught her to appreciate details and how to listen to clients.
"It is such a meticulous process-you need
discipline, imagination, and focus in equal
amounts, at all times," she says. Most recently,
she's applied those lessons to her work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center
for Advanced Pediatric Care in Philadelphia
and Memorial Hermann northeast tower expansion in Houston. "For me, the human aspect of healthcare design drives my passion,"
she says.-Anne DiNardo
BEFORE PJ GLASCO

W H AT ' S Y O U R P E R S O N A L
M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T ?
"Help people be healthier."

F AV O R I T E ...
M O V I E C H A RACT E R Alice from "Resident Evil."
GU I LTY P L E A SUR E Chocolate cakes. Anything
chocolate, really.
S PO RT I love watching cricket, though coordinating
with the Indian time zone is not easy.
HO B BY I love needlework and have created some
interesting pieces. I'd love to have time to do more of
this.
A U THO R I love Jeffrey Archer's books. He was among
the first who really hooked my interest in reading.

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MAY 2019

GLAS CO SERVED AS LEAD HEALTHCARE PROGRAMMER/PLANNER ON
THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA BUERGER CENTER FOR
ADVANCED PEDIATRIC CARE.

HCDMAGAZINE.COM

I have twin 7-year-old daughters and I spend most of
my time with them and my husband, focusing on family
activities. We all attend kung fu classes together and love
swimming and playing in the park with our dog, Sophie.

D O G O R C AT ?
I've had dogs my whole life, and
we currently have a Rhodesian
Ridgeback as a family
companion and friend.

BEER, WINE, OR
LIQUOR?

Liquor. My husband makes
liquor from figs we grow in our
backyard.

C O C K TA I L O F
CHOICE?

My husband's homemade bourbon.

FICTION OR NONFICTION?

Fiction. There's enough nonfiction in everyday life.

HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR
FIRST DOLLAR?
At age 16 as an aerobics instructor in India.

Y O U R H I D D E N TA L E N T ?
I'm a really good mountaineer.

I F I WA S N ' T A N A R C H I T E C T I
WOULD BE...
A yoga instructor. That's my retirement plan.

LAST TIME I DANCED?

Yesterday, with my kids after a huge project interview.

F AV O R I T E Q U O T E

"I have become my own
version of an optimist. If I
can't make it through one
door, I'll go through another
door-or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come
no matter how dark the
present."
-poet Rabindranath Tagore

JEFF GOLDBERG/ESTO (BUERGER CENTER)

W H AT D O Y O U 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?

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE YOU'LL
L I K E LY F I N D M E ...


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design - May 2019

Healthcare Design - May 2019
Contents
Editorial
Show Talk
Space to Breathe
Play Ball
Rising Star Awards
Orthopedic Facilities Special Report: Teaming Up
Orthopedic Facilities Special Report: Good Bones
Parking Easy Access
Product Spotlight Furniture & Casegoods
The Center
2019 Product Innovation Awards
Face Time
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Contents
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Editorial
Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Show Talk
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Space to Breathe
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Play Ball
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Rising Star Awards
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Orthopedic Facilities Special Report: Teaming Up
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Healthcare Design - May 2019 - Orthopedic Facilities Special Report: Good Bones
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