Al Ramphal, AIA
Al Ramphal joined Gallo Herbert Architects as a business development consultant, specializing in health care and hospitality design, and manages development from the design stage through construction. Al is the primary point of contact with the client, the engineering team and the contractors. He is also reviews plans and specifications for the correctness, coordinating architectural and engineering drawings and other information, and oversight of the construction process until client acceptance of the project.
With over 40 years of experience, Al received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. In 1987, he began specializing in Health Care design. Al is a registered architect (AR-0008584) in Florida, New York, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee, and is a certified State of Florida Threshold Inspector (inactive).
Prior to becoming a consultant to Gallo Herbert Architects, Al was a State Inspector for the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Services, Plans and Construction Department in Orlando and Tallahassee, FL. He also worked as an in-house Project Manager for Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL; and as a Senior Project Manager, acting as an owners representative for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Later, Al was the Associate Vice President for Jonathan Bailey Architects, a Dallas Texas firm, and managed the Health Care projects at the Orlando branch office. During this time he worked on many Health Care projects, including Indian River Medical Center additions and renovations; Winnie the Pooh Children’s Hospital in Orlando; and St. Pete General Hospital’s Health Central additions and renovations.
Al is a member of the American Institute of Architects and held a position as an AIA Board member, Director of Programs and also as the AIA Board member, Director Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation. He has taught at Columbia University Art Department and Pratt Institute in the Architecture Design Studio, and is fluent in German and Dutch, French, and some Spanish.