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.

August 21, 2024
Purposeful 2024: Small, X-Small, XX-Small The Scale of Care

July 10, 2024
AI'S Role In Healthcare Delivery and Facilities Design
May 15 @ 5pm-7pm PT
The Convergence of DFMA With Healthcare Design and Construction
In this panel discussion, architects, builders, and product manufacturers converged to explore how Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) is revolutionizing healthcare project delivery.
March 27 2024
Red Cross Blood, Platelet, and Plasma Donation Drives
There is a constant need for blood and platelet donations, which help save lives of cancer patients, so please turn compassion into action and stop by to your nearest Red Cross blood donation center. You can even make an appointment!

February 24 2024
Tour of Kaiser Permanente - Wattes
A site tour of the newly opened Kaiser Permanente Watts Medical Offices and Counseling and Learning Center. The new center is a unique total health opportunity whose primary goal is to bring true equity and wellness to the historically disenfranchised community of Watts.
February 15 2024
Inside Look: USC's Newest Campus Building
USC’s newest sustainable landmark is the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall, designed by HOK. Now under construction, the building is a case study of impactful sustainable design.
January 17 2024
Student Presentations: Healthcare Design
Presentations from the USC School of Architecture Healthcare Studio, Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture’s Healthcare Studio, and Woodbury School of Architecture Interior Design Healthcare Studio. Engaging with students on their real-world local projects.

Kevin Staten, AIA
Ken Downing, Assoc. AIA
Lydia Dillier, AIA

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