Robin Guenther (1954-2023)
It was during a drive with her parents through downtown Detroit in 1962 that Robin realized architecture was her calling. She was just eight years old, but something about the buildings she saw made her want to grow up to design her own. What she didn’t know then is that she would design some of the most important healthcare buildings of modern times.
Born and raised in the Motor City, Robin always had a drive to do the extraordinary. This yearning to be bold—to dare to challenge the status quo—is what fueled her passion for healthcare architecture. By the late ‘90s, her relentless advocacy for the use of healthy materials and her dedication to sustainability ignited a global movement. Today, hospitals around the world have been transformed from bastions of “sick care” to beacons of health. And the trend continues. We have Robin to credit for that.
She loved to garden and cook—the more complex the recipe, the better.