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Washington, D.C. Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: April 14, 2016
Time: 4:30pm
Where: Washington DC United States
Price: Free for Affiliate members (be sure to log in to bypass fee); $40 for non-members


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




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 “Innovations in Healthcare Design” — your chance to catch up on the latest industry buzz, connect with colleagues in a casual setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and still get home in time for your favorite show. 




Event Venue:

Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center
700 2nd St NE
Washington DC 20002
United States

Location Information


Doors open at 4:00pm


Presenting Faculty

Patrick Schultz, AIA, EDAC, LEED, AP
HKS Vice President, Healthcare Practice Leader- Mid Atlantic

Clinic 20XX Designing for an Ever-Changing Present

What is the Aim?--How do we design, not for a faceless future, but for an ever-changing present? To answer this question, we sought to understand what are the key drivers of change in healthcare, review trends in response, assess facility implications of these trends, identify innovations and evidence support through literature searches and case studies, and finally, via the filter of what patients and physicians want, and to develop a framework for change –ready design in outpatient ambulatory care and clinical care environments

Why is it Important?--It is evident the shift in care modality emphasis to outpatient care and preventive health. Many new trends are emerging, but the evidence base remains thin. It is not clear if what patients really want is being provided and if physicians are on board? Are the trends we see today just fleeting ideas, or are they sustainable and here to stay? Most importantly, what are the key components of a change-ready clinic that can withstand a rapidly changing healthcare ethos? The findings of this study shed considerable light on answers to these questions.


Jeffrey Shub, MD
Chief Medical Officer, gapingvoid

The Unexpectedly Large Shifts In Engagement And Satisfaction After An Immersive Art Installation In A Primary Care Clinic

Gapingvoid approaches the mission of shifting patient perception of care in healthcare organizations as a cultural challenge that can be enhanced by strategic placement of cues in the environment. Jeff will present the results of a case study to discuss how art can be the catalyst for a virtuous cycle by anchoring the care team back to their empathetic core and connecting patients emotionally to better outcomes, and demonstrate how the strategic placement of art has been a successful tactic used by leaders for thousands of years.


Barbara Huelat, FASID, AAID, EDAC 
Principal, Huelat Davis


Design for the Healing Journey

Nature heals, she transforms chaos into order.  Nature became the foundation for our design approach.  Nature provides serenity for the human experience and aesthetics for emotional support.  She befits inspiration and hope to sustain the consumer’s journey from chaos to order.  This one of a kind project is a referral and assessment center, bringing together 24/7 emergency services and 18 county programs for individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis.    Outpatient behavioral health services supports intensive case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community-based support for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and wellness and health promotion services as well as pharmacy, peer support and other services to promote and sustain recovery. Also included is an alternative school for teens operated by the public school system as well as department of family services, primary health care clinic, and dental clinics social services of housing and employment as well as financial support services.  It provides an unprecedented and most welcome “one stop shopping” for the county’s behavioral health customers. 

The 200,000 square foot facility has been open only 7 months and has already produced extraordinary outcomes.  Most noteworthy within the county’s system now housed in the new building -  there have no “consumer incidents”, In  2012 there were 261 incidents throughout the county.  The reduction in crowding, lighting, windows, open views, separate entrance for emergency, enclosed safe “sally port” eliminates seeing people in shackles and crisis come through public space.  Scalability, intuitive wayfinding, full spectrum color, positive distractions and functional planning provide an understandable friendly place customers want to come to.  Consumers love the “one stop shopping”.