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Webinar: Taking Modular Interiors to Another Level: The Polyclinic Medical Office Building Case Study

When: September 26, 2019
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


This webinar will share how The Polyclinic, in the Northgate area of Seattle, consolidated four clinics, increased their market share of services, and better served their patients in a larger, expandable, multi-specialty and primary care facility “all under one roof”.  Working with their vendors, they developed a revolutionary architectural solution that allowed them to transform two-plus floors of an existing 1980’s general office building into a 62,000 sq. ft primary / specialty care clinic with complete diagnostic imaging. 

Combining modular, pre-fabricated walls with a groundbreaking, vacuum-assist plumbing system solved a myriad of problems and opened up a world of flexible opportunities in both the design and construction. Key results included a 25%+ reduction in leasing costs, reduced TI costs, reduced facility infrastructure improvement, a compressed construction schedule, tax benefits, and a flexible floor plan to adapt to new care delivery models, acquired practices, and upcoming technology. Hear the story of their process and key lessons learned.


Learning Objectives

  • Discover the power of combining modular walls with vacuum plumbing.

  • Discover new, less expensive real estate options for ambulatory medical office buildings.

  • See how clinic floor plans don't have to be fixed for 20 or 30 years and how design can be flexible.

  • Consider how construction schedules can run smoother and be compressed.


Presenting Faculty

Randal Brand, Registered Architect, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, MedSpace Innovations

Randal has spent over 35 years in the healthcare field with an emphasis on ambulatory facility design and management.  He is one of the founding executives and co-creators of MedSpace Innovations, where he serves as Chief Strategy Officer.  Randal most recently served for 9 years as Director of Facilities and Support Services for The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA.  Over the course of his extensive career, Randal has designed over 3 million square feet of medical space and conducted over 3,500 hours of healthcare and construction-related lectures.  Randal holds bachelors degrees in both Architecture and Construction Management from the University of Nebraska  and an M.B.A. from the University of Seattle.  He is also a registered Architect in the State of Washington.