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WORKSHOP | Modular Design and Prefabrication in Healthcare: Balancing Better and Faster with Quality

When: July 27, 2023
Time: 8:30am Pacific
What: Agenda
Price: Discounts Below


8:30 AM - 2:15 PM PT
11:30 AM -  5:15 PM ET

Post-Workshop Social:
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM PT
5:20 PM - 5:50 PM ET

4.0 CEUs


Prefabrication and modular construction are among the biggest trends in healthcare today, and by the look of their current trajectory, they are here to stay. While there are many advantages to incorporating this type of construction into current and new healthcare design projects, there can be many challenges as well. 

This virtual interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop is designed to enable project stakeholders (designers, solution providers, facility executives, administrators, and care providers) to explore the key tenets of prefabrication and modular construction, how the benefits of “better, cheaper, faster” are balanced with quality and safety, and how design/build processes and budgets can be reframed from traditional healthcare design/build projects.

Through presentations, case studies and conversations, attendees will gain insight into the latest developments in the field and better understand the advantages and challenges of the prefabrication/modular approach. Attendees also will get the opportunity to share questions and ideas with the owners, faculty, and solution providers throughout the event. 







Affiliate+ (20% off)


Corporate Affiliate Member (15% Discount)


Professional Affiliates (10% Discount)


Student & Individual Affiliates (5% Discount)


Regular Rate



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


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Presenting Faculty

Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions

Thomas Jung, M.Arch
Member, Board of Directors
The Center for Health Design




Opening Keynote Presentation

“One death too many” was what the Indigenous Pact team heard during the collaborative meeting. Their goal was to build medical-assisted treatment clinics to get help to those struggling with opioid addiction. Hear how through innovative “productization” utilizing modular design, they were able to move this idea forward to achieve positive human and project outcomes.

Keith Novenski
Healing Spaces Specialist
Indigenous Pact PBC, Inc.




Panel of Experts

Attendees will hear first-hand experiences from representatives of acclaimed health systems as they share insights into the latest developments in the field. Panelists will also share examples of what is currently working in the field, what opportunities exist and how design of the built environment using this approach can address them.


Barry S. Rabner
Board Chair
The Center for Health Design





Nora C. Colman, MD
Critical Care Medicine Physician, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine




Roger C. McClean
Director, Design + Construction, Facilities Management
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center




Nancy Hanright
Sr. Director, Real Estate & Capital Planning
Boston Medical Center





Audience Q&A with Panel of Experts


Presentation – A Comparison of DFMA and Other Prefabrication Concepts

Many think of modular construction, prefabrication, and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) as monolithic concepts, however they are each different in execution and how they benefit a project. We will discuss how each impact a project in its design process, supply chain, construction timeline, and scalability.


Laura Longoria
Design & Construction Director/Principal Health Sector
Henderson Engineers




Presentation – Ambulatory Care Centers: Community Input and a Modular Approach


Panel – Solution Providers and Partners

With their diverse experience, depth of technical knowledge and practical application, today’s leading partners and solution providers can help organizations avoid challenges, implement state-of-the-art solutions and gain competitive advantages available through prefab, industrial construction and design. Join us as they share their unique insights and innovative practices being applied to advance the built environment.

Will Lichtig
Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President
The Boldt Company




Dan Carlton
Mark III Construction




International Health & Science Facility Design & Planning Consultant





Case Study – The Montage Health Ohana Center

Hear about the current state-of-the-practice that seeks to amplify positive behavioral health outcomes for young people through connections with nature, and the role pre-fabricated modularity played in minimizing impact on the site.

Daphne Corona
Senior Associate, Project Manager




Laurie Chambers
Senior Architect





International Perspectives

Hear international perspectives from various countries and the World Health Organization initiatives. 

Troy Savage
Associate Project Manager




Steve Carr, ACHE, AIA, NCARB
Principal, Lead Design Architect, Health Studio Thought Leader




Willy Schlein, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Healthcare Practice Leader





Concluding Panel Discussion

Join workshop panel speakers as they identify overall themes, key concepts, and next steps with a final Q&A.


Final Words

Wrap up the day with workshop facilitators who will share their observations and projections toward a path forward.


Adjourn Day


Social Time

Join fellow workshop attendees and presenters for a fun and interactive networking event. Meet friends old and new from around the world!