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Webinar: Innovative Hospitals Created by Architecture's Most Renowned Designers

When: December 13, 2016
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC 
1 unit AIA 

Forms available for download during webinar.


  This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


Many famous architects including Louis Kahn, Sir Norman Foster, Cesar Pelli, Rafael Vinoly and Frank Gehry, have designed innovative healthcare facilities with varied results.  This presentation looks at these projects and delivers a thoughtful retrospective on what has worked well (and less well), the types of relationships between the internationally known designers and associate architects, and offers a glimpse into what the healthcare clients were hoping to achieve with these high-profile commissions.  The webinar will include a discussion of the ‘lasting legacy’ of these projects in both design and functionality.


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Learning Objectives


  • Learn about the major healthcare projects designed by internationally recognized architects.

  • Assess the outcomes of high-profile commissions in design, operational functionality, and patient experience.

  • Understand the reasons that hospital clients want to have a “big-name” architect design their project.

  • Consider the types of collaborations between internationally known architects and associate architects.


Presenting Faculty

Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch

Jennifer Aliber is a leader in healthcare design at Shepley Bulfinch, where she specializes in master planning, healthcare programming and planning. Her clients include Duke University Hospital, Partners Healthcare, Banner Health, and Yale-New Haven Health System. She has served on the board of the Academy of Architecture for Health and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Jennifer presents at a wide range of conferences, including Tradeline, Healthcare Design, and American Society for Healthcare Engineering (The Real Numbers). She is a graduate of Amherst College and received her Master of Architecture from Princeton.



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.