Joan Saba

Partner, NBBJ

Specializing in healthcare architecture and planning, Joan brings more than 30 years of expertise and strategic vision to all types of healthcare projects, with a focus on academic medical centers, pediatric hospitals and systems. She is a partner and leads NBBJ's healthcare practice globally based in NBBJ’s New York office.

Joan’s expertise in translating current and future programmatic and operational needs into effective healing environments is applied to projects of diverse scales. She has developed long-term client relationships with a wide range of prestigious healthcare organizations and has advised on some of the nation’s
most pressing healthcare design issues. Saba is a trusted advisor to boards and senior management teams in developing and implementing strategies and capital planning tailored to specific
organizational needs. She has directed several large, complex, and multifunctional planning projects, including strategic planning, consolidation/integration efforts, and facility master
planning through to major building projects. She has recently led the healthcare planning and design efforts on New York University’s Langone Medical Center Master Plan and Massachusetts
General Hospital’s Lunder Building.

She is a Regent and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects and is included in Healthcare Design’s list of “Twenty Who Are Making a Difference” as well as Healthcare Design’s inaugural Architect of the Year for 2013.