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Toronto Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: May 22, 2019
Time: 5:00pm Eastern
Where: Toronto, ON Canada
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 to catch up on the latest industry buzz and connect with colleagues in a casual setting over wine and hors d’oeuvres. 

4:30 PM Doors Open
5:00 PM Wine & Hors D’oeuvres
6:00 PM Presentation
7:00 PM Networking
8:00 PM Doors Close

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Partners, and Guests. Non-members can attend for a $65 donation which can later be applied towards membership.  Contact Lynn Kenney for details,  lkenney@healthdesign.org.


"Designing for Safety in Health Facilities. More than Meets the Eye"

As architects and designers who create spaces where healthcare services are delivered, what can we do to design the safest environment? At a minimum we need to build spaces where occupants are not in danger of becoming physically harmed as they interact with their surroundings. We rely on local building codes, standards such as the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and guidelines like the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. As designers there is so much more we can do. Please join Michele as she highlights some design elements that can add value and increase safety in the healthcare environment.


Event Venue:

55 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of how designers enhance the health and welfare of the users and staff through an exploration of built projects.
  2. Explore the elements of ‘safe design’ for diverse patient populations.
  3. Identify opportunities to add value by integrating durable and sustainable finishes in the healthcare environment.
  4. Discuss possible safety hazards and how to help mitigate risk.


Presenting Faculty

Michele Cohen, OAA, MARCH, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal, Health Sciences, NORR Architects and Engineers Ltd, Toronto Canada

Michele is our prescription for success in the health sciences sector. A highly-capable LEED accredited licenced architect and clinical planner with 25 years of experience, she has delivered over six million square feet of health care projects, from small community clinics to 600-bed urban hospital complexes. She is an active listener, providing effective planning solutions for her clients’ specific needs. Her extensive project management experience, comprehensive technical knowledge and clinical planning expertise keeps projects within prescribed budgets and timetables

Michele’s comprehensive technical knowledge and clinical planning expertise make her exceptionally fluent in the language of health sciences. She listens carefully to the specific and complex needs of clients and develops unique solutions based on current best practice. Her architectural design solutions are responsive and adaptable to current and advancing healthcare trends. Michele leads multi-disciplinary teams to make a positive impact on health sciences facilities in Canada.