Sandee Stanley joined Jasmax as a Principal and health specialist in 2021. She has dedicated her career to the sector and brings nearly 20 years’ experience in health planning, hospital design and hospital master planning. Sandee’s portfolio includes a wide range of health environments including paediatric and ICU wards, theatre suites, clinical and research facilities.
For the last five years, her focus has been on master planning and feasibility work for Nelson, Bay of Plenty and Whangarei Hospitals. Prior to this, Sandee spent almost a decade in Australia, where she led the development of the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre for the Bright Alliance at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and also worked on Sunshine Coast Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Dubbo Hospital Redevelopment, and Liverpool Hospital Clinical Services Building Redevelopment in Sydney.
Sandee finds the problem-solving aspect of health design particularly rewarding. As an architect and health planner, she understands the importance of flow to facility design. The movement of people and goods are as critical to the success of a hospital as they are to a town or city. Understanding hospital design from the perspective of the people who operate, work in, and visit them is key to getting flows right.
A particular strength of Sandee’s is user group briefing. As healthcare service models are typically highly systematised, transitioning people to new ways of working can be a challenging and time-consuming aspect when designing new health facilities. Providing users with the right information and the best tools to imagine the future is an area where Sandee really excels. She is approachable, knowledgeable, and a team player who applies a ‘best for project’ lens to decision making.