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Brian Zeallear, AIA

Brian has devoted the majority of his 20-year career to healthcare design. His approach increases operational effectiveness of medical staff and the well-being of patients and families, with specializations in trauma, pediatrics, women’s services and procedural services.

As a Lean-certified specialist, Brian has been using tools and processes such as Integrated Project Delivery, process flow mapping and full-scale rapid prototyping since 2008 to expedite ideation and exploration with clinical and construction stakeholders to ensure efficient, innovative design solutions.

His work has received numerous national design awards, including top honors by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) in 2011, honorable mention by Modern Healthcare Architectural Design Awards in 2011 and Merit Award from AIA Seattle in 2010.

Currently based in Seattle, Brian has also worked in NBBJ's London office, where he helped lead the redesign of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Prior moving to the U.K., Brian volunteered with the American Indian Housing Initiative — a collaboration between Penn State University, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin and Chief Dull Knife College — that addresses housing shortages on American Indian reservations.


European Healthcare Design Conference, London, UK 2015

Medical Office Building of the Future Panelist Discussion, Seattle, WA, 2013

Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, NZ, 2013

National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, Bellevue, WA, 2011

Healthcare Design Conference, Nashville, TN, 2011

Design [realized], National Webinar, 2011

Society of American Military Engineers, Seattle, WA, 2010

AIA Architecture for Health Panel, Seattle, WA, 2010