MELISSA ALEXANDER
Andrea Rufe
Associate / Healthcare Analytics, Director / Geodesign Leader

Andrea’s professional career in medicine started by providing continuing medical education accreditation and has developed as she works to define and forecast the future of healthcare. Through Space and Functional Programming, Facility Analytics, Lean Program Planning, and Medical Equipment Planning, Andrea creates scenarios that help determine the needs of the client and the patient by eliminating inefficiencies and increasing satisfaction. Andrea’s ability to assess data and project volumes in a specific market service area allows the client to make sound business decisions. Her analyses of spatial relationships are used to develop the most functional layouts for paths of travel, eliminating wasted space, and increasing departmental efficiencies. In addition, as Lean and LEED make their mark in the healthcare community, Andrea’s experience has proved to be a resource of immeasurable value for incorporating the most up-to-date resources available to the client.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American College of Healthcare Executives, Southern California Chapter
Associate, American Institute of Architects

 

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Modern Languages, 1999, Humboldt State University

RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE

University of California, Los Angeles, Westwood Patient Tower Addition, Targeting LEED Gold
Los Angeles, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, Space Master Planning for the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Detailed Project Programming for the Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay
San Francisco, CA  |  Healthcare Planner
 
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
West Bay Region, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

Elks Children's Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU
Portland, OR  |  Healthcare Planner

UCLA 16th St. Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center*
Santa Monica, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

PeaceHealth 20 Year Master Plan
Alaska, Washington, Oregon  |  Healthcare Planner

Legacy Health Emanuel Medical Center, Surgery and ICU Expansion
Portland, OR  |  Healthcare Planner

Massachusetts General Hospital - ED Evaluation

Boston, Massachusetts  I  Healthcare Planner

Harrison Medical Center

Bremerton, WA  I  Healthcare Planner

Loma Linda University Medical Center Campus Transformation Project
Loma Linda, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

Loma Linda University Medical Center Master Plan Strategy for Towers A&C
Loma Linda, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance
Torrance, CA |  Healthcare Planner

Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro
San Pedro, CA   |  Healthcare Planner

Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, Edie & Lew Wasserman Building*

Los Angeles, CA   |  Healthcare Planner

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center*
Fontana, CA  |  Healthcare Planner

* Experience prior to NBBJ