Tanya Chadha is a healthcare planner for Bates in St Louis, MO. Her specific interest in Healthcare architecture took her on a journey from India to Texas A&M University and finally St. Louis where she has been practicing architecture for three years. She received her certification in Health System and Design through Texas A&M and in 2014 she received the AIA AAH Herman Miller Intern Architect in healthcare award.
Tanya is a licensed architect in India. She is also an active member of AIA AAH next generation and YAFSTL committee. In 2015, she became EDAC certified professional
Tanya believes that hospitals are one of the most critical building types. Healthcare architects have a unique opportunity to design around people when they are in their most vulnerable state and they have the responsibility to exercise sensitivity toward illness. She strongly believes that the architecture has the ability to transform the physical environment and directly contribute to the recovery and treatment of ill patients. Millions of people start and end their lives in hospitals every year. Tanya believes that she has the responsibility and opportunity to design facilities that will impact those unknown lives and their families in numerous ways through her designs.