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Valentine "Val" A. Satko


Senior Health Facility Planner

Mr. Satko is a senior health facility planner with a total of more than 40 years of healthcare design experience and was responsible for establishing GMK’s “healthcare design studio.” Exceedingly well published in the healthcare arena, he brings leadership, creativity and knowledge to the team and is responsible for translating strategic objectives into practical physical facility solutions. He develops space program requirements, alternative conceptual solutions and conducts frequent interface meetings with user groups, physicians, and governance in order to achieve facility solutions compatible with institutional objectives. Mr. Satko has a unique way of taking ideas and bringing them to life with trendsetting designs. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Iowa State University and has completed graduate studies in architecture and urban planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology and business administration at the University of Minnesota. Over his career, he has been a licensed architect in over 15 states.