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Associate Director - Healthcare
Dr. Angela Burke joined SSH in January 2014 as a Principal Medical Planner. Now based in Kuwait, she represents the South African healthcare studio throughout the MENA region. As an Associate Director, Angela has extensive experience at all design stages of hospital projects. Working in the UK and Middle East, Angela has worked closely with clinicians and contractors at the strategic front end of projects for more than 15 years. Since joining SSH, Angela has worked on numerous healthcare projects namely Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Centre, Stem Cell & Umbilical Cord, Kuwait and the new Specialist Clinical Centre for Dentistry, Dermatology & Diabetes Services, Qatar.
To achieve client visions and expectations, she assesses and advises on the needs for new healthcare facilities from a master planning level through to the departmental scale of medical planning. Her design focus is driven by a need to create staff efficiencies and operational economies. Through cost-effective, sustainable and innovative designs, Angela’s main focus is to create strategies that improve patient, staff and visitor experiences.
Angela completed her PhD in Hospital Architecture at the University of East London, UK. Previous architectural degrees and diplomas were awarded at the University of East London, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Trinity College, Dublin.