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Webinar: When Children’s Hospitals Grow Up: The Evolution of Pediatric Planning and Design

When: November 20, 2019
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


The 1990s saw the emergence of innovative children’s hospitals, featuring imaginative designs that differentiated these facilities from their adult counterparts. Over the last 30 years, much has changed in pediatric design. This webinar will highlight the latest edition of the Hospital ICONs program and will focus on children’s hospitals, then and now. Architectural case studies will present the next generation of children’s healthcare facilities, including new acute care, diagnostic and treatment, and outpatient facilities. The presenters will share important lessons-learned from these ground-breaking children’s hospitals, including project data, interviews and videos with project leaders, architectural photography, and post-occupancy feedback on the projects.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the major trends in pediatric healthcare design over the past 30 years.

  • Recognize opportunities for innovation and family-centered care that may extend to adult facilities.

  • Analyze key room data and square footage requirements for best-in-practice pediatric facilities

  • Develop a perspective on what the future of children’s hospitals, and their corresponding design, may be.


Presenting Faculty

Jennifer Aliber, FAIA, FACHA, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch

Jennifer Aliber is a principal and healthcare practice leader at Shepley Bulfinch, where she specializes in master planning, healthcare programming, and planning. Her clients include Banner Health, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Carle Hospital. She has served as chair of the ACHA Examination Committee and on the board of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and the Environmental Standards Council of The Center for Health Design, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Jennifer presents at a numerous conferences, including Healthcare Design, ASHE, and Tradeline.


Donald McKahan, AIA, FACHA, Principal, McKahan Planning Group

Don McKahan is a Health Facility Planner, Architect and founder of McKahan Planning Group, located in San Diego, CA. His 40 years of professional experience include the planning and design of numerous hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and master planning for both new and existing healthcare campuses. He is a past president of the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He has been involved with the Hospital ICONs program since 2003.