REES has hired Joe Nilles as Vice President and Texas Healthcare Leader. Joe is the most recent addition as REES grows in the Houston area.
Joe will serve as REES’ regional healthcare team leader for Texas overseeing client development and healthcare planning. He brings to REES more than 36 years of experience in healthcare architecture.
“We are excited to have Joe on our team,” said REES CEO Allan Parr. “His knowledge of the healthcare market in Texas is key to our continued growth.”
While he’s been based in Houston for the majority of his career, Joe’s projects have taken him all over the world. He designed a ground-up, 5.5-million-square-foot hospital in Saudi Arabia and did master planning for a medical center in Vietnam.
His work elsewhere has given him an appreciation for Houston. “There is nothing like the Texas Medical Center,” Joe said. “The level of care and level of research done in the Med Center is like no other. Every range and facet of medical care is available there.”
Joe’s project portfolio includes a wide range of design projects including: ground up facilities, master planning, renovations and expansions. Joe’s has designed academic and research hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, specialty hospitals, ambulatory care centers, clinics and assisted living facilities for seniors.
“Knowing your design affects and helps people is powerful,” Joe said. “Healthcare architecture is about impacting people’s lives.”
Joe holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He is a registered architect in Texas and regularly speaks on architecture topics.
Joe joins REES as the firm is expanding in Houston.
“It’s an exciting time to be at REES,” Joe said. “The culture of the firm and its expertise is exciting for me.”