AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare w/Metropolis Publisher/Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
CO Architects, 5055 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036
AIA|LA Committee on Architecture in Healthcare


Metropolis magazine presents a series of conversations on the pressing need to address people and the environment in healthcare design. 
The Human Factor: In Search of People/Earth Centered Design with Metropolis Publisher/Editor in Chief Susan S. Szenasy.

 Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: CO Architects, 5055 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This month’s meeting of the Committee on Architecture in Healthcare will give attendees an opportunity to participate in one of a series of conversations presented by Metropolis magazine.  Architects, interior designers, and their clients are invited to a conversation examining the strengths and weaknesses of current design thinking.  The section will specifically address the current state of healthcare, how different organizations are dealing with it, and how architects and OSHPD are handling the mix of projects that are coming our way.
Panel discussion will start at 5pm. Panelists drawn from the design, owner and regulatory sectors of our discipline will share their views on the evolving state of the health care design environment.
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Metropolis Think Tank Panelists

Peter Hendrickson, AIA
Associate Vice Chancellor, Design & Construction - UCLA Capital Programs

Peter Hendrickson, a licensed Architect with over 28 years of experience in the practice of architecture, facilities planning, design, and construction. His leadership skills, complemented by progressive experience in architectural design, project management, and staff development, have enabled Peter to work successfully both in the public and private sectors for some of the nation’s leading healthcare and educational institutions. As the Associate Vice Chancellor - Design and Construction for UCLA Capital Programs, Peter is responsible for managing the design and construction of the approximately two billion dollar capital improvement program for the Campus. 

Zeke Triana, AIA, LEED AP
Director, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Zeke Triana has over 30 years of professional experience that includes responsibility in all aspects of project delivery for a variety of public and institutional projects ranging from healthcare to academic research facilities. 

During his 8 years as the Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, over 2,000 projects totaling $1.0B in capital spending have been completed. He is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day process that includes design quality, scope, schedule, budget for the planning and implementation of the Facilities Master Plan and campus-wide capital projects. Reporting to the Vice President of Facilities, Mr. Triana oversees the Facilities department comprised of over 50 staff members including architects, planners, project managers and engineers.

Diana Navarro
Senior Architect/Project Manager - OSHPD, South Los Angeles Region

Diana Navarro, a California Licensed Architect, has been a Senior Architect/Project Manager with OSHPD’s South Los Angeles Region for 8 years.  She has managed the plan review for several new Kaiser Hospitals in Anaheim, Fontana, San Leandro and San Diego utilizing Collaborative Review and Construction (CRC), a new plan review process she helped define in Policy Intent Notice 50.  Prior to coming to OSHPD, Diana worked in the private sector for 12 years where she managed a variety of complex project types from design development through construction administration.  

Thomas Chessum, FAIA
Principal - CO Architects

For 30 years Tom Chessum has led the planning, programming and design of healthcare environments that integrate institutional vision and mission with a commitment to human inspiration, healing and dignity. In the last 15 years, Tom has directed major projects for Palomar Health, UCLA Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Health System. He led the system-wide master plan for Palomar Health, and the master planning, programming and design of the 740,000-sf Palomar Medical Center replacement campus. He also directed all of the firm’s work on the multi-phased planning, renovation and replacement of the 500,000-sf Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center campus. Current work includes the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Central Hospital and the New Outpatient Pavilion for UC San Diego Health System.

Gina Chang, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC
Project Architect, Healthcare Programmer & Planner - CO Architects

Gina Chang is a project architect with 14 years of California healthcare experience that includes OSHPD compliance. Gina joined CO in 2006 as a project coordinator and medical planner for the 740,000-sf Palomar Medical Center, for which she coordinated the activities of the project’s large consultant team. She also served as project manager of the 3-story, 75,600-sf Advanced Diagnostic & Surgical Pavilion addition to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa. She is currently the project architect for UC San Diego Health System’s new Outpatient Pavilion building.