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Cal Poly Pomona & USC Student Presentations

January 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST

Free – $15

Cal Poly Pomona & USC Student Presentations

Committee: Architecture in Healthcare

CES Learning Units: 1LU

Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Faculty – Hofu Wu

University of Southern California Faculty – Victor Regnier

Organizations: ZGF, LPA, HGA, HKS, HDR, HMC, DPR, Boulder, Devenny, Perkins Eastman, Brooks/Scarpa,
Superjacent/ Jerde, ARUP, Calvin Abe, Michael Lehrer, BeWell, Kaiser Permanente, Homeless Healthcare
LA, University of Toronto


Cal Poly Pomona’s Healthcare and Environmental Architecture Leadership (HEAL) program prepares next generation architects to meet the challenges of advanced technology and construction sustainability in healthcare. Hofu Wu, Arch.D, FAIA, HFAIT, LEED-AP, Professor of Architecture and Cal Poly Pomona’s Director of the Environmental Design Technology Unit, taught the Fall 2020 Healthcare Studio, which assigned these two projects to graduate and undergraduate students:

a. Palm Valley Medical Center (Adaptive Reuse of a cinema center) in Goodyear, Arizona

b. The BeWell Hub OC in Great Park, Irvine, CA


The USC School of Architecture continued its third year with a formal presence of Health Care design problems in its graduate studio. This program combines the rapidly changing world of healthcare medicine, housing design for the frail//vulnerable, and the complications created from COVID-19. It consists of 1) 5 small group clusters of skilled nursing units (10 rooms each); 2) 40 units of affordable housing for age 55+; 3) a compact but comprehensive neighborhood outpatient clinic and exercise facility. The total gross building area is 132,345. It uses landscape considerations to connect to the community at large. The site is approximately 3.0 acres and is located east of the intersection of 41st and South Compton Avenue.


Four short presentations from the two universities will be made in two separate Zoom breakout discussions, with an interactive rotating audience format:

1. University of Southern California: Ashrita Hegde

2. Cal Poly Pomona: Nataly Bakeeragha and Katy Kadmous

3. University of Southern California: Zhijin Shen

4. Cal Poly Pomona: Christa Frisco and Angel Terrones



+ Participants will see (virtual) display of graduate student studio solutions to the rapidly changing world of healthcare, technology and sustainable solutions.

+ Participants will learn about the use of a combination studio/seminar teaching model that focused on studio-based design decision making as well as history, contemporary design trends, public health considerations, specialized hospital spaces/components and technological advancement.

+ Participants will learn about the design exploration of contemporary health care themes typical of those to be found in projects today.

+ Participants will learn about the future possibilities for health care architecture design and research studies in academic settings at USC Architecture and other schools in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.


January 20, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Free – $15
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Zoom Meeting – Log-in Information will be email to registrants 24 hours before the event


AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee



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