Mario Vieira

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I was born and raised in a secluded village on the island of Saint Michaels in the middle of the Atlantic. I would spend countless hours drawing and building models from scraps of paper of a world that I envisioned beyond my own. However to be able to visualize and imagine was never enough. The desire to create and invite others to experience the results led to my decision to become an architect, without a thought of pursuing any other alternatives. Knowing that others would experience the environments that I would create also left me with a deep sense of responsibility. I saw early on how certain places could impact people’s views, enhance their moods, and provide comfort during the most difficult times. As a result, due to its lasting nature and its impact on people, I have always approached architecture and design with great care.

Concentrating on healthcare design became natural. Despite its complexity and ever changing nature, the core of good healthcare design remains its ability to provide for an extreme range of human needs and emotions without compromising practical requirements.

The practical constraints and complexity inherent to healthcare design are merely part of the challenge. When managed appropriately, they are never a hindrance to creating good architecture that ultimately enhances the lives of all those who experience the spaces that we have envisioned.


Chapel Street Campus Master Plan
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Musculoskeletal Center: Surgical Suite and Inpatient Unit
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Neurovascular Center
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Campus Infrastructure / Inpatient Unit Renovations
Bridgeport Hospital - Yale New Haven Health System

Marshfield Clinic Regional Medical Center
Marshfield Clinic

New Hospital Campus
Enga Provincial Hospital

Ambulatory Service Center
Greenwich Hospital

Addition and Renovation
Day Kimball Hospital

Publications, Whitepapers and Articles

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