Kregg Elsass, throughout his career, considers collaboration the most powerful tool in the development of architecture and that the best designs evolve through a shared effort by every member of a project team.
“Collaboration is the most powerful and motivating aspect of this business. It allows individuals to influence a project while maintaining a focus on the overall goal of great architecture,” Kregg says, recalling the sage advice of a former manager. “After solutions are developed, someone asks, ‘Whose idea was that?’ and nobody can pin point the exact source because it was built upon by numerous team members thinking in the same way towards an common goal—without egos getting in the way.”
That theory informs Kregg’s approach to all of his work at Page, where he leads medical planning efforts for healthcare projects. His depth of knowledge and commitment to excellence has earned him the designation of Fellow in the Health Facility Institute.
Kregg is dedicated to helping Page maintain its competitive advantage in the healthcare market by developing strategies for increasing the flexibility and adaptability of medical facilities. Those concepts encompass one of the most common themes he sees clients wanting their buildings to address; “future proofing”. He also writes articles based on his extensive research on topics such as the planning of emergency care departments and improving efficiencies of medical facilities. The content of his articles is also informed by his own experience on projects including multiple facilities in Central Texas for Baylor Scott & White and a 2-year professional relationship working with Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.