Pal Rutkai is a senior architect specialising in healthcare design.
He participated in the architectural design process of many healthcare buildings in Hungary. He gained further expertise and met the latest trends in this field during a year-long post professional healthcare design training in New York City, on a Fulbright Scholarship.


Architecture and design have the potential to promote human health and well-being. Especially in hospitals, where the quality of spaces not only influence the treatment, but also the psychological state of a patient - a major factor in the healing process.

Having the chance to work in this field of architecture gave me an insight into not only the difficulties but also the large opportunities an architect has in such a project.

Studying healthcare design in New York City gave me a knowledge unprecedented in Hungarian practice. My goal is to use this special knowledge, implement it in our design methods and help to provide better quality care for all of us. Medicine is no longer the only answer. Design has to be part of the solution.

honors and awards

Héviz hospital redevelopment competition
Honourable mention, 1.000.000 HUF money prize
March 2016
Hospital design competition for an all new 340 bed rehabilitation hospital.

NYSID Chairman’s Award
August 2015
The Chairman’s Award was established in order to recognize outstanding creative achievements made by a graduating student in the Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design program.

Fulbright Scholarship - New York, USA
New York School of Interior Design
Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design

Erasmus Leonardo Scholarship - Bath, United Kingdom
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios