PHOTO: Kaiser Permanente. Yazdani Studio. Photo: Bruce Damonte

The AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee facilitates events related to healthcare facility planning, design and construction. One of the most active committees in the Los Angeles chapter, the highly attended monthly events focus on the future of healthcare design, project delivery improvements, innovative design, client/owner perspectives, and building tours.  Most events are eligible for AIA Health Safety and Welfare learning units.

The committee events are typically held the third Wednesday of each month, from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  Each events includes time to network with peers and colleagues.  The venue for each event varies and is typically hosted by the presenting firm or organization.

The committee is led by two volunteer co-chairs, who serve two year alternating terms.   Supporting the co-chairs is a steering committee comprised of past co-chairs, allied industry members, and healthcare architects.  The steering committee meets at quarterly intervals and spend their time discussing future topics. The steering committee also provides a network into the healthcare architecture community to maintain our active schedule of monthly events, and many offer or arrange tours, presentations, and hosting.


If you have any suggestions for future events or would like to be on the mailing list for the monthly events, please email the committee co-chairs and the AIA staff liaison.


The mission of the AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee:  Striving to educate and inspire the healthcare design and planning communities.

Illuminate: The Power of Dynamic Lighting for Project Design and Certifications
Whether you know nothing about lighting or you are your firms resource for it please join us at Herman Miller as we discuss advances in lighting and how it can significantly increase the health and comfort of everyone in your projects!

Meet leading experts within the lighting industry and learn how dynamic, tunable, and circadian lighting are related but not the same thing while we also highlight newer technologies such as full spectrum and BIOS lighting.

Lighting continues to grow in importance, complexity, and options so although this introduction ideal for healthcare whatever your specialty please join us for education and inspiration as good lighting improves all project typologies.
Purposeful: Some Assembly Required
Building on last year’s session, PURPOSEFUL 2023 will return to a longer-form session, with attendees participating in team charettes to explore the flow and design of repurposed spaces to deliver healthcare services within a community.

Our event will also feature a moderated panel discussion and in-person networking with a diverse panel of owner and clinical experts. Together, we will collectively share ideas and help spark some new solutions to move us forward in healthcare design and delivery.

Lydia Dillier, AIA
Kevin Staten, AIA
Ashley Mangus, Assoc. AIA
Emily Eisenberg

PHOTO: Banner: Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center. Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. Detail of image by: Bruce Damonte