Why your design matters to us!

Collaboration. Integration. Innovation.

These core competencies provide the structure and foundation upon which relationships are constructed. Within this collaborative framework, we engage you in an interactive process through which your objectives and goals are united and transformed into innovative facilities that are operationally effective, improve staffing, and reduce construction and long-term maintenance costs.

We believe facility assets should be configured to minimize operational and staffing costs. That the facilities you have not only translate, but achieve your vision and when necessary, do so harmoniously amongst multiple campuses. The emphasis of each relationship is the delivery of the maximum value for the cost of uniting your vision and the facility’s purpose.


We employ robust planning and design strategy titled, Efficient Design+Productive Care (ED+PC). This evidence-based design approach has proven to directly impact staffing and operational efficiencies, increase patient satisfaction and improve financial performance across all departments. This process is well documented within SEVEN VOLUMES ranging in topics from emergency department design to aligning planning strategies.

Along with ED+PC, TEG developed Design Efficiency Guideline Metrics, based upon hundreds of nationwide projects, benchmarking exceptionally efficient design facility-wide. The executive-level team that performed this research and created the ED+PC series are your team members They are involved in design reviews, charrettes, and collaborative client sessions – ensuring the incorporation of decades of experience in every project. We unite design innovation with the firm’s trademark principles of Service, Quality, and Creativity.

If you are interested in hearing more about how TEG can collaborate with your institution or company to allow facilities to be part of the solution, please CONTACT US. We love to show our clients this innovative approach, which brings exceptional results.

Our history

R. Wayne Estopinal (1955 – 2018) founded TEG Architects in 1989 as The Estopinal Group. Through his practice, Wayne developed a planning and design strategy centric upon collaboration with clinicians, physicians, patients, leadership teams and communities creating impactful health care facilities. He was a visionary, an innovator and capable of extraordinary architecture resulting from his incredibly hard work ethic and uncompromising attention to client satisfaction. As a tireless champion for quality, he instilled in our staff a passion for excellence in all we produce.

Wayne held extensive knowledge of health care delivery systems, technology, planning issues and an operationally oriented philosophy. This knowledge provided the comprehensive background necessary to evaluate complex facility opportunities and provide exceptional solutions. Wayne diligently mentored his partners and staff to ensure this knowledge and the same superior quality of work our clients expect would be carried forward.