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June 2021 Podcast
Lynnette Tedder, Healthcare Interiors Practice Leader at Perkins+Will, was raised by a father who worked with NASA on the Apollo 11 LUNAR landing program!
Workshop
May 2021 Workshop
The Workshop

The challenges created by today’s growing mental health crisis, especially in light of the pandemic, reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into a myriad of care settings. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that these settings respond to complexities of care, are flexible to respond to fluid care needs, and offer equity to patients.

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June 2021 Webinar
In this webinar you will hear how the IFD process was followed by smooth construction and occupancy processes that allowed the project to be accomplished within budget, with virtually no change orders, and ahead of schedule.  
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May 2021 Webinar
This webinar highlights the University of Michigan Medical Center’s journey to address this challenge. In 2012, their hospital and ED leadership hypothesized that creating a dedicated unit in the ED for the provision of extended critical care would help meet some of these challenges, which in turn may improve care delivery and patient outcomes. Pre-determined guiding principles were carefully followed throughout the design and build phases. From start to finish, the project utilized key lean facilities design principles including the use of full-scale mock-ups. This led to a finished build that was completed ahead of schedule, under budget and with no significant change orders.    
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May 2021 Webinar
In this webinar presenters will offer lessons learned, practical insights, and timely advice for design inclusivity and responsiveness throughout the continuum of health care environments. Discover recommendations and open-access resources available to care providers and designer.
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April 2021 Webinar
Architects and designers are seldom formally educated in project finance, and to compound that gap, fewer can articulate the various complexities of healthcare finance.  However, time has already run out for developing this fluency in the heat of a project proposal response.  But perhaps there are key points of financial data that will help convert a pursuit into a project. This second of a four-part series is designed boost confidence in asking key financial questions and looking to external sources to speak intelligently about this client and to hone your design proposal to meet their financial objectives.  We will explore these concepts with real examples and active gaming techniques – because some may be a little competitive. The first program in this series addressed healthcare finance basic rudiments, and subsequent sessions will focus on measuring efficiencies and their financial impacts, and lastly, continuing the diligence through project delivery.  
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Webinar
April 2021 Webinar
This first of a four-part series is designed to close that knowledge gap and empower architects and designers to develop a basic fluency in healthcare finance, and in subsequent sessions discover direct applications.  We also recognize that most in the design community are not wired to think like a CFO, so this session will not be recitation of algebraic formulae, but how they are practically applied through group interaction and active problem-solving.
Podcast
May 2021 Podcast
In this episode, Gina Chang, AIA, EDAC, Principal and Healthcare architect at CO Architects, answers the question, “What is the collaborative workplace in healthcare that we see coming out of healthcare and why is it so important right now?”  Gina shares, “For so long we’ve been focused on th
Workshop
April 2021 Workshop
The Workshop 

As individuals age, physical, mental, and societal challenges become more prevalent. This intensive one-day virtual workshop explores those challenges and discusses programming and design interventions that can assist people (and caregivers). Expert faculty will present case studies and examples that integrate architecture, design and technology into living environments that are not only safe, but foster wellness and longevity.

Podcast
April 2021 Podcast
In this episode, Roderic answers the question, "When thinking about the future, how can healthcare design and architecture professionals begin to change entrenched systems that are the source of some of these race-related problems?”