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

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

07.18.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Expediting Your OSHPD Project Using eSP
Gary Dunger’s presentation on changes and improvements to OSHPD’s E-Services Portal (eSP), with insights regarding the kind of information OSHPD approvers seek.

Hosted By: Coalesse Showroom
08.15.18 | 4:00-6:00PM
Tour Downtown West Medical Healthcare Campus
Located within an existing commercial/retail campus just west of South Park, Downtown West Medical’s Phase I is a 60,000 net sq ft medical office building, wholly leased by and designed with input by HealthCare Partners as their flagship next-generation MOB in Southern California, as well as a remodel of an existing 50,000 sq ft office building on site to accommodate smaller healthcare users.

Designed By: Ware Malcomb
09.19.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Reshaping End-of-Life Care for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
The World Health Organization estimates that every year 40 million patients worldwide need palliative care at the end-of-life. In response to the increasing need for in-patient palliative care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Puchlik Design Associates set out to develop a financially viable palliative care suite as a pilot program for end-of-life patients to receive continuous care in preparation for next steps in their life’s journey.

Hosted By: Herman Miller
10.17.18 | 8:00AM-4:00PM
AIA|CC Healthcare Facilities Forum
The Forum will examine how the changing landscape is influencing healthcare facility development as well as how innovations in the design and construction industry - tech, project delivery, and a changing regulatory environment - can impact the future delivery of healthcare in CA.
11.07.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Under Budget & Ahead of Schedule
The Temecula Valley Expansion was delivered one month ahead of schedule and $2M under budget. HGA and DPR teams balanced tools and culture to deliver these results.

Hosted and Designed By: HGA
12.12.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Open Mic Night
AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee celebrates the end of the year by showcasing stories from emerging professionals, students, and committee members on their work and research initiatives.

Hosted By: CallisonRTKL

1.17.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Cedars-Sinai Clinic Tour
Located in Playa Vista, the Cedars-Sinai clinic is designed to appeal to the diverse demographics of the adjacent tech community of “Silicon Beach” by providing convenient access to high-quality, patient-centered services close to where people live and work.

Designed By: ZGF Architects

Tour Led By: Adrienne M. Haynes, AIA - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Susan Oehme - ZGF Architects

Reception Hosted By: Arup
2.21.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Tour
Founded in 1888, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center provides care to approximately 4,000 inpatients and handles 71,000 outpatients per year.

Designed by: SmithGroupJJR

Tour Led by: SmithGroupJJR & Taylor Design

Reception Hosted by: SmithGroupJJR
3.21.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Scripps Health Seminar
The announcement of Scripps Health’s ambitious $2.6 billion capital plan represents the largest building program in the system’s 125-year history. In an effort to prepare for such a massive undertaking Scripps Health partnered with SmithGroupJJR to developed a 2.8 million square foot system-wide master planning strategy for the La Jolla, Encinitas, and Mercy campuses.

Presentations By: Bruce Rainey - Scripps Health
Chai Jayachandran, AIA - SmithGroupJJR
David King - SmithGroupJJR

Hosted By: SmithGroupJJR & Scripps Health
4.18.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Design-Build Seminar
The 150-bed Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Patient Tower is a successful design-build collaboration which rigorously employed simple best-practices to successfully win, design, permit and construct the project. Learn about the process, the way elements came together, and how this model can be replicated.

Designed By: HMC Architects

Presentations By: Kirk Rose, AIA - HMC Architects
Mike Funderberg - Bernards

Hosted By: HMC Architects
5.23.18 | 4:00-6:00PM
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Office Building Tour
Located on an 8-acre site on the corner of Marlton Avenue and Santa Rosalia Drive in the Marlton Square complex, approximately 60 world class providers treat Baldwin Hills – Crenshaw members in technologically advanced exam rooms, equipped with the ability to conduct real time virtual consults with other Kaiser Permanente providers throughout the region.

Designed By: HOK

Tour Led By: Kaiser Permanente, HOK, and Tangram Interiors

Reception Hosted By: Tangram Interiors
6.20.18 | 4:30-6:30PM
Designing a Mission-Forward Replacement Hospital for Loma Linda University Hospital
In 1901, Ellen G. White, founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, described her vision for a medical campus as an “institution with great trees forming a massive, tent-like canopy.” This vision established the basis for “Whole Moments,” a conceptual framework for the transformation of the Loma Linda University Medical Center campus that supports their mission and focus to physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Hosted By: NBBJ

Parini Mehta,
Chai Jayachandran,
Richard Houston, AIA
Natalie Dalton

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