CRGA Design Bolsters Healthcare and Senior Living Design Portfolio with Hiring of Two Principals

Renowned architects Lee Driskill and Usama Hassanein join CRGA

CRGA Design, a leading architecture, interior design and planning firm, has hired Lee Driskill, AIA and Usama Hassanein, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C.

Driskill and Hassanein will both serve as principals at CRGA and will help expand the quality and depth of the firm's integrated and sustainable design services. Driskill will focus on senior living design and Hassanein will work primarily on healthcare design.

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Driskill brings over 25 years of architectural design experience to CRGA, specializing in senior living communities. He also has broad experience across mixed-use developments, multifamily housing and high-rise buildings. His projects have included the Century Engineering Corporate Headquarters, Jack & Mae Rosenberg Center at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, and the University of Maryland Medical Center Eastern Shore Clinic. Driskill was formerly a principal and lead designer at Hord Coplan Macht. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master's in architecture from the University of Maryland.

He is active in the regional architectural community, is past president of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and currently serves on the organization's Urban Design Committee. He is also a AIA Maryland Alternate Director.

Hassanein has over 20 years of experience working in medical planning and healthcare design, design research and construction documentation. He has led renovation projects for healthcare centers across Maryland including Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Mercy Health System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before joining CRGA, Hassanein worked as a senior medical planner for Hord Coplan Macht. He holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo.

"Lee and Usama are renowned for their work in the industry," says Sandy Goodman, president of CRGA Design. "At CRGA, we are extremely passionate about designing healthy, sustainable facilities that create caring environments for patients and residents. It's important to us that our principals share this passion and we are very excited to have both Lee and Usama bring their creative and effective design ideas to our firm and our clients."


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