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Designing the Future: A Seven-Part Series
July 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am PDTFree – $100
Designing the Future: A Seven-Part Series
A series of virtual panel discussions
In light of lessons learned from our ongoing pandemic crisis, this series of panel discussions will explore how architects & designers can quickly adapt to the market demands and societal shifts that will occur as we adjust to living, working, and staying healthy in our built environment. The objective of this series will be to learn new ideas, innovations, and best-practices that will serve as a value-add to the architecture profession to help make our built and natural environments healthier, more equitable, and resilient.
Part I: The Workplace – Thurs 6/11 (8am PST)
Part II: Schools and Educational Facilities – Thurs 6/25 (8am PST)
Part III: Healthcare Facilities – Thurs 7/2 (8am PST)
Part IV: Transit & Mobility – Thurs 7/16 (8am PST)
Part V: Parks & Open Space – Thurs 7/30 (8am PST)
Part VI: Multi-family Residential – Thurs 8/13 (8am PST)
Part VII: Hospitality – Thurs 8/27 (8am PST)
Moderated by: Chai Jayachandran, AIA, ACHA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP – Principal & Health Studio Leader, SmithGroup
Mike Funderberg – Vice President, BERNARDS
Bryan Langlands, AIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED GA – Principal, NBBJ
Jason Schroer, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP – Director of Health, Principal, HKS
Alicia Wachtel – Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI
Discussion topics will include:
+. Hospitals are not typically designed for pandemics. They are planned for the ebb and flow of normal everyday life.
+. When something unexpected happens like COVID19 it’s an opportunity to reimagine the design and planning of our hospitals.
+. We learn from it and start thinking creatively about how to transform existing spaces and how to incorporate lessons learned into new hospital design.
+. We are looking at this in two ways: short term, focusing primarily on safety and business recovery and long term focusing primarily on resilience which requires flexibility.
+. Three areas of immediate attention are the emergency department, the inpatient unit and ambulatory care buildings.
Participants will be able to identify opportunities to reimagine the design and planning of our hospitals in response to COVID-19, given that they are not typically designed for pandemics, but are planned for the ebb and flow of normal everyday life.
Participants will discuss how architects and designers learn from unexpected events like COVID19, and how these crises encourage us to start thinking creatively about transforming existing hospitals and health care spaces and incorporating these ideas into new hospital design.
Participants will examine the situation in two ways: short term, focusing primarily on safety and business recovery, and long term, focusing primarily on resilience which requires flexibility.
Participants will be able to outline three areas of immediate attention for health facilities: the emergency department, the inpatient unit, and ambulatory care buildings.
Moderated by: R. Steven Lewis – FAIA, NOMAC
Tamika L. Butler, Esq. – Director of Planning for California & Director of Equity and Inclusion, Toole Design
Neil Brooker – Chief Operations Officer, BMW Group Designworks
KeAndra D. Cylear Dodds – Executive Officer, Equity and Race, Office of the Chief Executive Officer, LA Metro
Jordan Goldstein, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP – Global Director of Design, Gensler
Moshik Mah, AIA, LEED AP – Design Principal, Architect, HDR
Nicholas de Monchaux – Professor and incoming Head of Architecture (June 1-), MIT
Moderated by: Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP
Matthew Clarke – Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Nate Cormier, ASLA, LEED AP – Landscape Architect, Managing Studio Director, RCH STUDIOS
Alma Du Solier – Studio Director, Hood Design Studio
Mia Lehrer, FASLA – President, STUDIO-MLA
Sara Jensen Carr, PhD – Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape & Program Director, Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments, School of Architecture, Northeastern University
More Speakers TBD
EACH SESSION WILL EARN 1.5 CEU’s FOR THOSE. THAT REGISTER TO ATTEND.
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