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City of Hope

February 17, 2021 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm PST

$10 – $20


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City of Hope Duarte Outpatient Clinic and Northeast Parking Structure

AIALA Committee: Healthcare

CES Learning Units: 1 LU (applying)

This is a virtual event. Zoom information will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before each event.

Acknowledgements: City of Hope, CO Architects, Ewing Cole


The City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California, is undergoing a transformative growth. The flagship campus of the NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center is recognized for its culture of hope and peaceful, garden-like campus, as much as it is for cutting edge research and prestigious cancer expertise. With the replacement of low-scale facilities with a large parking structure and high-rise outpatient building, City of Hope intends to maintain their peaceful and approachable patient experience. The northeast campus projects, including a newly expanded Hope Drive entry, a large Park, the Northeast Parking Structure and the Duarte Outpatient Clinic, create a cohesive environment that offers a variety of experiences, maximizes access to nature and views, and sparks moments of joy and delight- placing the patient experience hand-in-hand with quality care and treating the whole patient.



Gina Chang, AIA, EDAC, Principal, CO Architects
Gina Chang is a healthcare architect and Principal who has successfully led large teams through ambitious project goals. With 20 years of experience, Gina understands the complex and unique nature of healthcare projects, and sees each project as an opportunity to create an environment for healing and wellness. Gina joined CO Architects in 2007, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is EDAC certified.


Fallon Lebedowicz, EDAC, Associate, CO Architects
Fallon Lebedowicz brings her professional experience in building construction and architectural design to her role at CO architects. As a project manager, Fallon strives to use each opportunity available to use research and user feedback to drive innovative design solutions in a variety of healthcare settings.


Cheryl Hanson, Associate, EwingCole 
Cheryl is a senior designer for Ewing Cole New York Interior Studio. She uses her strong knowledge of design and connections to the community to lead project teams and cultivate new and lasting relationships. Cheryl’s design portfolio focus is healthcare, however her experience includes workplace and retail projects that inspire new ways to balance well-being, technology and flexibility.


Helen Cheuk, AIA, LEED AP, Architect, Ewing Cole 
Helen has practiced Architecture for 12 years, with a portfolio that includes large and small scale projects in Commercial, Residential, Healthcare and Urban Design. She is keen in promoting innovation and design excellence to clinical environments, and enjoys the collaborative and lean processes in Healthcare Design.


Michael Hunton, AIA, Associate, EwingCole 
Michael is a Project Designer and Project Architect at EwingCole with a specific focus on Healthcare and cancer care environments. Michael is a thoughtful, experimental designer, driven by a belief in Architecture’s capacity to have positive agency in people’s lives.


Learning Objectives:

+ Develop design strategies to maintain a welcoming environment during campus growth and increased density.

+ Apply a process to keep guiding principles and design concepts intact through technical execution, cost saving exercises and agency requirements.

+ Understand the process of coordinating among several simultaneous and overlapping projects.

+ Recognize a design approach to provide an ideal experience for the whole cancer patient.


February 17, 2021
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm PST
$10 – $20



AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee