thomas gunn architects
   healthcare architecture + planning


thomas gunn
Thomas W. Gunn, AIA
Thomas Gunn Architects
Registered Architect, State of Michigan

Doctoral Studies, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Undergraduate Engineering Studies, University of Waterloo

Years of Experience

Over 40 years as an experienced licensed architect

Certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


Tom’s experience combines architecture, engineering, management systems, and doctoral studies in advanced health care planning, information technology and statistics. Tom focus has been health care master planning, conceptual design, development of innovative and cost effective architecture. He is a recognized innovator in developing planning models, cost models, implementation models, methodologies, programming, analytics for healthcare institutions to help set a logical long-term planning framework for cost effective facilities.

Tom had a senior role planning and designing 1.3 million SF. McMaster University Medical Center. Tom subsequentially led planning and design of 1.1 million SF Detroit Receiving Hospital and Wayne State University Health Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Tom led the Detroit Medical Center master plan team evaluating and forecasting future configuration of 5 Hospitals and 50 Ambulatory Care Facilities comprising 5 million square feet. He planned and designed major reconfiguration of the Emergency Department Level One Trauma Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He integrated Hutzel Women’s Hospital into the DMC central campus, another precedent setting Detroit project where planning design and approvals were successfully achieved in 3 months. The project was designed, constructed, and occupied in 9 months, a national center of excellence for women’s health.

Tom developed master planning for UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Beaumont Trenton Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Otsego Memorial Hospital, South Haven Health Systems, potential expansion of Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe and many other urban and rural hospitals. He developed the Behavioral Health Master Plan for Henry Ford Health System. He planned, design and developed the new Cancer and Endoscopy Center for Memorial Hospital in Owosso, new Surgery Centers for Garden City Hospital in Garden City, and Straith Hospital for Special Surgery in Southfield and many other projects.He also followed with design development of many projects.


Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills

Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe, MI

Detroit Medical Center, Master Plan

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit

Detroit Riverview St. John’s Hospital, Detroit

Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI

Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc

Greater Southeast Community Hospital, D.C.

Henry Ford Health Systems

Hills & Dales General Hospital, Cass City, MI

Hillsdale Community Health Center, Hillsdale

Huron Medical Center, Bad Axe

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp

Hurley Medical Center, Flint

Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Detroit

IVF Clinic, Birmingham, MI

Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit

Karmanos Ambulatory Cancer Center, Farmington Hills

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids

Memorial Health Care, Owosso, MI

McMaster University Medical Center, Ontario

Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord, MI

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit

Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Saginaw

Saline Community Hospital, Saline

South Haven Health System, South Haven, MI

St. Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, DC

St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights

Standish Community Hospital, Standish

Straith Hospital for Special Surgery, Southfield

Tawas St. Joseph Hospital, Tawas City

University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB

West Shore Medical Center, Manistee



AIA Design Award-DRH & University Health Center

IESNA Achievement Lighting-North Oakland

IESNA Design Award-DRH Surgery Department

IESNA Design Award-Karmanos Cancer Center

Lighting Media Award-Karmanos Bone Marrow Unit

Gypsum Association-North Oakland Emergency

Masonry Design Award-Providence Life Center