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Cleveland, OH

Emil Slavik



  • Architecture
  • Healthcare
  • Associate
Emil Slavik
  • Associate

Emil works within DLR Group’s Healthcare Studio as a client leader and strategic facility master planner. His experience as a healthcare architect, medical planner, and operations analyst/LEAN process enabler, allows him to bring a unique perspective as he helps clients navigate changes within the world of healthcare design. Emil works closely with teams to develop solutions that enable new methods of care delivery and serve patients, caregivers, and providers with dignity, comfort, hope, and operational efficiency.

“We certainly can’t predict what will happen in healthcare in the next ten years. However, as healthcare designers, we know the future of healthcare includes a variety of delivery methods, under multiple strategies, via new generations of people and caregivers in and around the spaces and environments we create today.”

An advocate for empathetic design, Emil is driven by a strong desire to enhance healthcare environments, not only for patients, but also for clinical and family caregivers, experts, technicians, researchers, patient support staff, and visitors. He is passionate about the power of design and planning to make a difference in people’s everyday lives, and strives to strike a balance between operational efficiency and design excellence with each project .

“Design and planning make a difference every day. By constantly learning from what we create and do, we elevate the entire world we are creating for the future.”

Emil is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA Academy on Architecture for Health, and a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He also serves as a healthcare architectural mentor for several universities and to younger practitioners.