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Modular Design and Prefabrication: Balancing Better and Faster with Quality

July 2023

The Workshop 


Prefabrication and modular construction are among the biggest trends in healthcare today, and by the look of their current trajectories, they are here to stay. There are many advantages, and challenges, when incorporating this type of construction into current and new healthcare design projects.

This virtual, interactive, collaborative and problem-solving workshop is designed to help project stakeholders (designers, facility executives, administrators, and care providers) 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 insights into the latest developments in the field and understand the advantages and challenges of the prefabrication/modular approach. Attendees will also benefit from interactive exercises with fellow attendees and faculty where they get the chance to share questions and ideas with the owners, faculty, and solution providers throughout the event.   




Welcome Opening Remarks & Introductions

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


The Journey to Modular Design - Benefits and Challenges

Keith Novenski, Director Transformational Design, Indigenous Pact PBC, Inc.


Panel of Experts   

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


A Comparison of DFMA and Other Prefabrication Concepts

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


Ambulatory Care Centers: Community Input and a Modular Approach

Michael Saint Clair, Associate VP/Senior Planner, CRTKL

Panel – Solution Providers and Partners

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

Dan Carlton, President, Mark III Construction

Andrea V Hyde, NCIDQ, MDCID, HCID, Senior Project Manager – Interiors, Stanford Health Care – Planning Design + Construction


Case Study: The Montage Health Ohana Center

Daphne Corona, Senior Associate, Project Manager, NBBJ

Laurie Chambers, Senior Architect, NBBJ


International Perspectives

Troy Savage, Associate Project Manager, Mazzetti

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

Willy Schlein, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Healthcare Practice Leader, LS3P


Modular Design and Prefabrication: Balancing Better and Faster with Quality

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