PHOTO: Kaiser Permanente. Yazdani Studio. Photo: Bruce Damonte

The AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee facilitates events related to healthcare facility planning, design and construction. One of the most active committees in the Los Angeles chapter, the highly attended monthly events focus on the future of healthcare design, project delivery improvements, innovative design, client/owner perspectives, and building tours.  Most events are eligible for AIA Health Safety and Welfare learning units.

The committee events are typically held the third Wednesday of each month, from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Each events includes time to network with peers and colleagues.  The venue for each event varies and is typically hosted by the presenting firm or organization.

The committee is led by two volunteer co-chairs, who serve two year alternating terms.   Supporting the co-chairs is a steering committee comprised of past co-chairs, allied industry members, and healthcare architects.  The steering committee meets at quarterly intervals and spend their time discussing future topics. The steering committee also provides a network into the healthcare architecture community to maintain our active schedule of monthly events, and many offer or arrange tours, presentations, and hosting.


If you have any suggestions for future events or would like to be on the mailing list for the monthly events, please email the committee co-chairs and the AIA staff liaison.


The mission of the AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee:  Striving to educate and inspire the healthcare design and planning communities.

USC Health Care Graduate Studio Presentation
Meet and learn with USC Graduate Students who participated in the school's newly established healthcare design studio.

Led by Victor Regnier, FAIA, students will present their project proposals for an outpatient rehabilitation center on a 6-acre site east of Barnsdall Park.
Seven Recent Projects from Intermountain Healthcare
There is no more invasive or disruptive activity for a healthcare campus than an on-site, full-hospital replacement.
This presentation therefore illustrates how HDR’s master planning and design for Utah Valley Hospital Replacement positively influenced the firm’s work on six other new-construction projects on five Intermountain campuses across the state of Utah.
Tour Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Patient Tower
To serve a growing population, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital selected Bernards-HMC Archtects to design and build a new six-story, 163,000 SF, 120-bed Patient Tower on its existing 238-bed Level II Trauma Center hospital in Santa Clarita. The tower features a dedicated Maternity Floor with seven LDRs, 22 Post-Partum/Anti-Partum rooms, and two C-section ORs; and three med-surg floors with unobstructed views from all patient rooms.
Ventura County Medical Center HRW
The Hospital Replacement Wing (HRW), designed to unify a collection of existing buildings and create a cohesive healthcare campus, is a major expansion for the flagship hospital of Ventura County.
Purposeful, An Architecture in Healthcare Workshop
Participants will work to uncover, through an interactive design charrette, how a hypothetical decommissioned hospital facility that has outlived its original function can be reimagined and repurposed for new uses.
Providence Breeze Ambulatory Care Center Tour
Constructed on the site of an old newspaper facility, the recently opened Providence Advanced Care Center challenges the norms of patient-centric care with a design that finds inspiration in the intimate.

Cedars-Sinai AHSP Outpatient Expansion Tour
Clinical innovation, patient preferences, and reimbursement trends are tilting the balance in favor of outpatient settings for hospital services. Recognizing this trend, Cedars-Sinai has invested in two major tenant improvement projects within their recently completed Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP).
Designing The Future: Toyota Gemba Walk
The Toyota Production System (Lean) is a philosophy and comprehensive array of tools that is transforming healthcare delivery and deeply impacting the design and construction industry. Lean offers a way to build high performance teams that are consistently able to greater outcomes with fewer resources.
HealthCare "Open Mic"
Please join us for our annual “Open Mic Night” where participants will briefly showcase exciting projects and innovative research focusing on healthcare design or other topics of interest. This year, Arup will host us in their new DTLA offices with fine food and drink, networking, and holiday cheer!

Chai Jayachandran,
Eric Halm,
Parini Mehta,
Carlo Caccavale

PHOTO: Banner: Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center. Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. Detail of image by: Bruce Damonte