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Workshop: The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - Design for the Forgotten Middle

When: September 23, 2021
Time: 8:30am Pacific
What: Agenda
Price: $345

Workshop hours:
8:30 AM PT / 11:30 AM ET -
2:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET

Social Time:
2:30 PM PT/ 5:30 PM ET -
3:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM ET

4.5 CEUs

To become an event
sponsor/partner, contact
Randy Carter, rcarter@healthdesign.org
(541) 965-1922


The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is a critical care setting in the field of pediatric care, but is often not the subject of focus and innovation in the design of these setting to support evolving patient populations and care processes.

Join us for this virtual interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop intended to enable project stakeholders (designers, facility executives, administrators, and care providers) to employ physical design strategies and methodologies that support improved care in the PICU.

Representatives from internationally acclaimed children’s hospitals will share insights into the latest developments and future direction for the PICU. The esteemed faculty will present evidence-based design studies and best practices that integrate architecture, design and technology with innovative medical practice to create high quality, high-tech care in a safe and enriching environment. Attendees also will benefit from interactive scenario breakouts and share questions and ideas with the owners and faculty throughout the event.


Early Bird

8/14 – 8/31/21






Affiliate (10% off)




Affiliate+ (20% off)





Groups greater than 5 - contact Natalie at ngonzalez@healthdesign.org for discounted rate.


Learning Objectives

  • Articulate the latest trends and best practices in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and how the built environment is evolving to enable that care.
  • Understand the results of several research studies in PICU spaces and their implications for design interventions for improved care in those spaces.
  • Consider the unique care needs of pediatric patients who are deemed “critical” vs. “complex” and the pediatric settings and design strategies and interventions that support care for these varying group of patients.
  • Hear about case studies of state-of-the-art facilities and determine how best practices from those initiatives can be applied to other PICU settings.


Thanks to our Sponsor Partner:


Presenting Faculty

Natalie Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, SSGBC
Sr Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Informatics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia




Margaret A. Priestley, MD 
Attending Intensivist in Critical Care Medicine 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia




Sue Ellen Donahoe
Director of Facility Planning 
Boston Children’s Hospital



Jill S.M. Pearsall, RA, NCARB
Senior Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services
Texas Children’s Hospital



Michael Browning  
VP, Facility Planning, Design, & Construction & Real Estate 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)





Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, ACHE
Principal and Director of Research
HKS Inc.




Ana Pinto Alexander, FIIDA, EDAC, RID
Director of Health Interiors, Principal




Hayley Freilich, EDAC, PMP
Director of Healthcare & Patient Experience





Nora Colman, MD 
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine




Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC
Vice President for Research 
The Center for Health Design