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Behavioral Health—Strategic Facility Design Innovations that Improve Treatment Outcomes, Safety and the Bottom Line

When: September 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am Eastern
Where: Arlington, VA United States
Price: $450


  • check-in opens at 8:00 am, day concludes 5:00 pm
  • 6.5 AIA/EDAC continuing education units
  • Event flyer


This event is currently at capacity.  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please contact Natalie Gonzalez, ngonzalez@healthdesign.org.


The prevalence of mental health and substance abuse conditions in the United States is increasing in frequency, placing new challenges and demands on healthcare providers and their facilities. 

Join us for this one day interactive, collaborative, problem-solving workshop intended to enable design professionals to employ physical design strategies and methodologies that support improved care for behavioral health.


Event Venue:

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Learning Objectives

Attendees will hear from thought leaders in the field of design for behavioral health and gain insight into:

  • Existing standards and behavioral health models

  • Strategies that address behavioral health across various population groups

  • Design methodologies that hinder or enhance behavioral health

  • Case studies of state-of-the art facilities that support behavioral health.


Who Should Attend

This unique experience is ideal for individuals who are intending to design new mental and behavioral health facilities and those wishing to evaluate the quality of their existing facilities.


Presenting Faculty

Mardelle ShepleyMArch, MA, DArch, EDAC, FAIA, FACHA, LEED BD+C
Cornell University


Ellen Taylor
Vice President for Research
The Center for Health Design



Natalie Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, SSGBC 
Director of Facilities Planning 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



Meg Louis,
Healthcare Operations Planner 
BSA LifeStructures



Ellen Post
MHA, EDAC, LEED Green Associates 
Christner, Inc


Tae Jung, AIA 
Senior Architect and Vice President 



David Sine, DrBE, ARM, CSP, CPHRM

Chief Risk Officer
Office of Quality, Safety and Value
Veterans Health Administration


James M. Hunt, AIA

Behavioral Healthcare Design Consultant
President of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC



Jeri Brittin, PhD

Director of Research


Jason Beshore, Assoc. AIA, CDT

Healthcare Principal


Jaques Black, AIA

Partner, E4H Environments For Health






Did You Know?

Every workshop registrant is automatically entered into a drawing for a signed copy of the new book by Mardelle McCuskey Shepley and Samira Pasha, titled,
Design for Mental and Behavioral Health”

Workshop registrants also have the chance to purchase more raffle tickets for an additional signed copy of the book along with one year of free CHD webinars.