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Well-conceived and carefully designed healthcare spaces can promote health, and create an environment that allows for a seamless process for patients and the caregivers that support them. As dedicated partners in the process, WSP is committed to creating the hospitals of tomorrow that combine high performance and efficiency with comfort and accessibility.


Healthcare is one of the most complex and high-stakes building sectors, requiring specialized knowledge of a variety of building systems and highly specific healthcare facilities and equipment. From over 30 years of working on some of Canada’s most complex and innovative facilities, WSP has a strong understanding of the impact of highly specialized equipment, energy efficiency, infection control, and other healthcare-specific design issues. We also understand the importance of revenue streams, and can provide solutions related to such aspects as parking, retail, dining, and medical offices.

As a full-service consultant, WSP is an ongoing partner throughout each project – not only as a designer and project manager during the initial stages through to commissioning and ongoing maintenance, but also during future retrofit improvements. Our special combination of expertise means we can deliver solutions that run the gamut from high-level goals to practical maintenance solutions combined with state of the art software tools.

From working with various stakeholders, WSP understands the needs these different groups have for a variety of delivery models including design build and P3. WSP is a trusted and respected advisor throughout the process, with a collaborative and integrated approach that is able to develop customized solutions.

The Canadian healthcare industry has been on the frontier of the green movement for years. WSP has helped hundreds of clients achieve green certification by integrating sustainability into the design and construction of each facility. With our guidance, clients reduce their building’s environmental impact and attain dramatic reductions in their capital and operating costs.

Some of the specialized healthcare facilities we have experience in:

  • Cancer centres
  • Children’s hospitals
  • Geriatric and long-term care
  • Ambulatory and acute care
  • Laboratories
  • Mental health facilities
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Trauma and emergency care




Kevin Cassidy