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Cedars-Sinai AHSP Outpatient Expansion Tour

August 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

$25 – $35

Maximizing Capacity/Minimizing Disruption: Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Outpatient Expansion

2 LU | HSWs

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). The AHSP was completed in 2012 as a hub for specialty clinics, outpatient surgery, and research labs, leaving two floors as shell space for future expansion. In 2015, Cedars-Sinai identified outpatient surgery and cancer care as the highest and best use of this location.

Cedars-Sinai engaged two different healthcare architecture firms (CO Architects and HGA), one engineering firm (ARUP) and one contractor (Hathaway Dinwiddie) – to work in a collaborative manner leading to creative and effective solutions. These two projects impacted six of the nine floors in the building, requiring careful sequencing in order to guarantee patient care is not impacted. Both projects will be complete in 2019.


Program will start promptly at 4:30pm
4:00PM-4:30PM – Networking
4:30PM-5:00PM – Presentation
5:00PM-6:30PM – Tours of Level 7 & Level 4


  • Cedars-Sinai
  • CO Architects
  • HGA Architects and Engineers
  • ARUP
  • Hathaway Dinwiddie


  1. Demonstrate how a project’s success depends on a clear, strategic, but flexible master plan.
  2. Illustrate how nurse shadowing, Gemba walks, mock-up simulations, and virtual reality were part of the LEAN Process Improvement.
  3. Understand how construction sequencing is critical in minimizing impact to patient operations.
  4. Learn how creative use of materials and technology enhance the patient and provider experience and reflect Cedars-Sinai branding.


  • Adrienne M. Haynes – CLS, RA, AIA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Facilities Planning Design & Construction
  • Parini Mehta – AIA, LEED AP, CO Architects, Associate Principal, Project Manager
  • Jennifer Ries – HGA Architects and Engineers, Senior Medical Planner, Office Director

Adrienne M. Haynes – CLS, RA, AIA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Facilities Planning Design & Construction

Adrienne Haynes is a licensed architect and has been a Project Planner and Manager of Planning, Design & Construction at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) for the last 19 years. She has completed more than $200M of capital projects under the jurisdiction of OSHPD, LADBS and CDPH. Prior to her 19 years with Facilities Planning Adrienne worked 18 years in Pathology, Department of Microbiology as a licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) at Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center and three other medical centers in the Los Angeles area.  Adrienne holds a Master of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University @ Pomona and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from California State University Los Angeles.  She is both a registered architect and a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of California. Professional affiliations include American Institute of Architects (AIA) California Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CAMLT), Southern California Branch, American Society for Microbiology (SCASM) and American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  Past projects include the planning, design and construction of clinical & research Cath Labs. CT, Linear Accelerators, & Research Imaging suites. Emergency Department, Cancer Institute, new OR Suites and Pharmacy Expansions. Campus Landscape and Wayfinding Master Plans & implementation. Clinical and Research Wet Labs, new Automated Guided Vehicle System, Administrative and non‐ clinical suites.

Parini Mehta – AIA, LEED AP, CO Architects, Associate Principal, Project Manager

CO Architects’ Associate Principal Parini Mehta has managed large, prominent healthcare projects throughout California. With over 10 years of healthcare experience, she is known for her strong work ethic, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness in crafting creative options and solutions. Parini’s experience includes coordination and management of projects for Scripps Health, Stanford University Medical Center, LAC + USC Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai, and UC San Diego and UCLA Health. Parini holds a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Ries – HGA Architects and Engineers, Senior Medical Planner, Office Director

As medical planner with over 25 years of healthcare planning and programming experience, Jennifer brings an in depth understanding of the dynamic demands in healthcare design. She provides a framework that considers current requirements and incorporates flexibility for future growth. Jennifer focuses the discussions to determine priorities and provide guidance on necessary considerations, always with a focus on patient & staff experience and operational efficiency. She helped develope the standards for PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) space module for the Department of Veterans Affairs and planned projects that range from AHSP Level 7 SOCC Relocation – Cancer Center / Infusion Therapy Services, 45,000 SF to UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, 510,000 SF. She has lectured on innovative planning at national conferences including the 2017 Healthcare Symposium and HDC (Healthcare Design Conference). Her volunteer work includes serving on professional, educational and community boards and also serves as the Office Director for HGA Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Science, Architecture from University of Texas, Arlington.


  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center Parking Lot P4
  • 231- South Sherbourne Drive, Los Angeles, CA 900487
  • Parking: $10
  • Once onsite – Plaza Level (PL in the Elevators) Conference Rooms: PEC 6 & 7



Photography: Scott Laoboonmi


August 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
$25 – $35
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AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee


Cedars Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 South San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048 United States
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