DSGW Architects promotes Ryan Turner, AIA to Principal

Ryan Turner, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

DSGW Architects, a community-oriented firm, has named associate and architect Ryan Turner to the role of Principal. Turner manages healthcare master planning and design projects for critical access hospitals, care centers and specialty clinics throughout the Midwest.

“Ryan has a depth of experience in the specialized field of healthcare architecture,” said John Gerzina, President of DSGW. “His collaborative working style and mentoring skills are fundamental in the success of many of the firm’s most complex medical projects. He knows how to deliver efficient and functional design solutions that support our clients’ business goals.”

Turner is a registered architect and holds accreditations in Evidence-Based Design (EDAC) and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). He is a seasoned expert who balances patient needs, code requirements and operational needs. With the help of Turner’s twenty years of experience in healthcare architecture, DSGW is now a national leader in planning and design for rural communities.

“I’m excited to continue to work with rural healthcare facilities. For me, design is all about the patient experience and creating a functional space that allows the provider to operate efficiently.” Turner said. “This new role gives me the ability to help position the firm into the future.”

Turner’s leadership roles include master planning, architecture and project management. His most recent Minnesota projects include: St. Luke’s Miller Creek Clinic in Hermantown; Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center in Grand Marais; Red Lake Emergency Center Expansion in Red Lake; Cook Hospital Care Center in Cook, and FirstLight Health System in Mora.