AIA|LA Healthcare Committee: November 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
CO Architects, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

AIA|LA Healthcare Committee: November 2014

The American Medical School – Identifying Innovations for the Future of USA Hospital Design

When: November 13th, 2014

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: CO Architects, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Pioneering principles for the design of our nation’s future hospitals and related healthcare facilities are being established today by game-changing developments in the curriculum and facility design of many new medical schools and allied healthcare educational institutions. The “New American Medical School” concept transforms the built educational environment in ways that radically impact the conduct of the disciplines taught through inter-professional learning and technology, and creates a new model for medical and health education facilities, driven by an emphasis on technology-rich, problem-based, and hands-on learning modalities. Since these newly established educational environments will be the source of the physicians, nurses, technologist and administrators of a next generation of healthcare providers, they are stimulating innovative and interdisciplinary thought and effort to create equally game-changing developments in the future of the hospital environments. Since the medical education and hospital building types both represent golden opportunities to become transformative forces for change in our nation’s ongoing healthcare improvement dialogue, understanding how these educational changes in training, technological and environmental conditions can and will apply to the clinical environment of the hospital, offers a fertile source for innovations in the design of our nation’s future healthcare institutions.

Scott Kelsey, FAIA, 
Managing Principal, CO Architects Los Angeles
Scott P. Kelsey, FAIA, the managing principal of CO Architects, has been at the forefront in creating new programs, learning spaces and integrated technologies serving today’s emerging model of inter-professional medical education. Having programmed, designed and completed numerous new health education facilities across the US, he is a recognized national expert in the “new American Medical School”. Scott’s pioneering work encompasses a rich cross-section of educational spaces accommodating evolving developments in inter-professional learning and technology and has created new models for medical and health education facilities driven by diverse learning environments that emphasize technology-rich, problem-based, and hands-on learning modalities.

Tom Chessum, FAIA,
Principal, CO Architects Los Angeles
Tom Chessum, FAIA has devoted his architectural career to the design and delivery of specialized and technically complex buildings for healthcare, research and education. His experience ranges from the research laboratories of The Salk Institute East Building to comprehensive healthcare projects such as the multi-campus Palomar Health System. He excels in leading the search for project-specific, innovative architectural solutions that reflect the character of his mission-driven institutional clientele. Tom speaks to, and writes for, national client and professional forums. His projects have been published nationally and have garnered awards from Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Design, and the American Institute of Architects.

Special thanks to CO Architects for hosting this event at their office.