Michael Scherbel

AIA NCARB EDAC | Healthcare

While Mike worked at PRA, he provided expert leadership and helped evolve how healthcare facilities were designed. He enjoyed collaborating with healthcare providers because they were problem solvers and agents of change. He was passionate about designing facilities that enabled them to provide cutting-edge care for their patients. Mike always had the goal of designing flexible facilities that eliminated barriers and fostered healing. Over the years, his passion for collaboration and teamwork lead to process innovations, improving caregivers’ ability to provide measurable quality improvement, cost reductions, and enhanced patient-family experiences.

Mike was intent on using his time during retirement to support the countless organizations he was involved with, including the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, volunteering at Redcat Academy, and St. Benedict the Moore Community Kitchen. He also planned to use his sunset years with family and watch his grandchild grow up.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)
Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)
National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA)

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Master of Architecture – University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Rest in Eternal Peace, Michael Scherbel

Mike passed away June 5, 2023, following a struggle with cancer. The family marked his passing with a service on June 25th, as announced in Mike’s obituary. We will always remember him for his wit, his innovation, his concern for others, and as a friend to all of us, at PRA.

Michael H. Scherbel influenced all of us at PRA in many ways as the leader of our Healthcare Design Team, an influential Healthcare Architect, as an innovator, and as a friend. RIP, Mike.
Mike was an accomplished healthcare architect, a leader, and a friend. Always concerned about others, he often avoided the camera!
Michael H. Scherbel impacted many projects with innovative ideas. These Healthcare projects are only the tip of that iceberg.
Mike was an innovator, growing our ability to improve healthcare. These projects and clients represent just a fraction of his contributions.