AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee
Some Assembly Required

Wednesday, August 16 2023

Read the after event Report for 2023’s Purposeful: Some Assembly Required right here!


Not all good designs are original, and not all original designs are good. Building a venue for health care from a blank page takes a long time, and even an almost-perfect result degrades over time as practices, treatments and knowledge evolve.

Last Year at PURPOSEFUL we looked at ways to distribute health care to the community, against the odds of limited time and resources, compounded by urban geography. This year, we will roll up our sleeves and give those ideas form.

Cake Mixes and Closed Minimarts

Maintaining and promoting health is a critical need, why not give it a head start? Reusing and repurposing the unused and underused buildings in our midst is one way to do that. A cake mix is a short cut to a delicious dessert, and the empty church or bowling alley in your neighborhood may be a short cut to quality care and treatment. This year at PURPOSEFUL we will apply our design skills and healthcare knowledge to a collection of places that once met other needs, and in the process bring care closer to the patient. Happy accidents are sure to abound!





Date: August 16, 2023

Time: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Herman Miller Showroom

Approved AIA CES Learning Units: 5LU/HSW



Mobile Program


AIA Member – $120

Non-Member – $155

Students – $55


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Eric Brown
Director of Construction, Sharp HealthCare
Dr. Erick Cheung
Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Avi Grigorescu, FAIA
Capital Projects Team Manager, National Facilities Services, West Los Angeles Medical Center at Kaiser Permanente
Don Manelli
President, Care Harbor
Nancy Moses, LEED AP BD&C
Principal, Trammell Crow Company
Kimberlee Roberts
Senior Director Clinical Services at Scripps Health

Audrey Simons, MSHA
Chief Executive Officer at San Fernando Community Health Center
Dr. Anita Girard
Chief Nursing Office and Vice President of Nursing, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & President, American Nurses Association of California
Laura Grant
Executive Director of Strategic Implementation and PMO, City of Hope Orange County
Bill Eveloff, AIA
Managing Director for Healthcare

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