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San Francisco Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: April 17, 2019
Time: 5:00pm Pacific
Where: San Francisco, CA United States
Price: Free for Affiliate Members (log in to website)

These networking events feature an educational session worth 1 EDAC CEU/AIA + plenty of social time to meet the local healthcare design community.

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What’s new in healthcare design? What’s changing? Who’s doing what and where? And what do your local colleagues think about it all?

Join us for a chance to catch up on the latest industry buzz, connect with colleagues in a casual setting over wine and hors d’oeuvres, and still get home in time for your favorite show. 

4:30 PM – Doors Open
5:00 PM – Wine + Hors D'oeuvres
6:00 PM – Presentation
7:00 PM – Networking
7:30 PM – Doors Close

Space is Limited!

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Partners, and Guests (make sure you are logged into the website before you register).   Non-members can attend for a $65 donation which can later be applied towards membership. Contact Lynn Kenney for details, lkenney@healthdesign.org.


"Humanizing Behavioral Health Spaces Through Design"

A presentation about the recently-completed Behavioral Health Unit at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Situated on two floors of an existing hospital, the 22-bed renovation project promotes recovery, mindfulness and safety. Designed to simulate the activities of daily living, the facility includes private spaces for patient bedrooms, transitional zones, and communal spaces for dining, activities and interactions with fellow patients and staff. Hear from the project team about creating a welcoming environment that removes the stigma associated with mental healthcare. 


Event Venue:

One Workplace
475 Brannan St, # 210
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore how the design of a medical behavioral health unit’s physical environment can extend its therapeutic benefits
  2. Understand how design can break the stigma often associated with these spaces
  3. Discover novel strategies and approaches including biophilic design, trauma-informed design research, and circadian lighting
  4. Incorporate design elements that impart both safety and a sense of control for patients


Presenting Faculty

Tammy Felker, AIA, ACHA, RN, LEED AP® BDC, Architect, ZGF Architects
Tammy Felker is an architect and nurse specializing in planning, programming and designing healthcare facilities at ZGF Architects. She has been responsible for master planning, work-load analysis, programming, medical planning and design for a number of healthcare projects. Her 16 years of architectural experience, combined with 12-plus years as a nurse—including a brief position on a geriatric psychiatric nursing unit—and an instructor for the School of Nursing at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, has given her a unique perspective in planning and design for healthcare facilities. She understands the importance of operational efficiencies in today’s medical environment and is able to translate the needs of staff and patients into a program that benefits everyone. She has also worked on a number of renovation projects throughout the country and understands the complex issues that can affect the projects.