Rogean Cadieux-Smith

Title: Healthcare Planner/Architect
Organization: LRK
Location: Memphis, TN

Rogean leads health and wellness initiatives at LRK, bringing active design and healing strategies to numerous education and community projects. She enjoys teaching about the vital interplay of wellness and the built environment. As a Fitwel Ambassador, Rogean partnered with Crosstown Arts and ChurchHealth on the Fitwel Community Pilot to leverage program and amenities to increase access, equity, and wellness. Prior to joining LRK in 2019, she worked with Brg3s Architects on multiple healthcare and civic projects, notably the Shelby County Health Department, Methodist Le Bonheur, and Memphis 3.0. During her earlier tenure with Architecture+, Rogean drove the development of countless behavioral health projects in the United States and Canada. 

Rogean earned her Bachelor of Architecture from University of Detroit Mercy and studied abroad at Universidad de Los Andes- Venezuela. Rogean served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Jamaica where she built organizational and technical capacity in housing, hurricane survivability, and public sanitation for local communities. Drawing from her years of experience in healthcare planning and design, Rogean passionately advocates for quality design that incorporates the benefits of biophilic and evidence-based approaches. She has earned a stellar reputation as a leader and collaborator, stewarding clients through the planning, programming, and design process.  

Recently, Rogean guest-lectured at the John D. Bowers School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi. She serves on the ULI Memphis UrbanPlan Advisory Committee and is active in non-profit advocacy and urban design throughout the MidSouth. 

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