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.

Upcoming Events
LAC+USC Recuperative Care Project
The LAC+USC Restorative Care Village (RCV) Project and the County Programs behind it, represents an innovative new approach to providing supportive care for underserved and vulnerable communities in Los Angeles County.

Past Events
CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
The new Acute-Care Services Replacement Hospital Building (ACSRHB) in Los Angeles is the first major effort for CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) to broaden this vital safety net hospital’s reach to local, multicultural communities of the city.
Purposeful: Rebooting Healthcare
Does healthcare still work the way we designed it to work? Or is it like a computer with too many apps running in the background? Bring your perspective to Purposeful, the Architecture in Healthcare Committee's conference which returns to "in-person" and features speakers from multiple clients/healthcare providers.

Designing Healthy Communities
The AIA Los Angeles Committees JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Architecture in Healthcare invite you to this joint committee event on equity in healthcare. This is a moderated panel of professionals with diverse perspectives coming together to discuss healthy communities, access to healthcare and wellness and how diversity in design can help enact change.
Children's Village Long Beach
Join the design build team in an insightful look into the new 80,000 SF Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
Be Well Orange Campus
With the completion of their first mental health and wellness campus, Be Well aims to bring together a robust, community-based, cross-sector strategy – public, private, academic, faith, & others to create a coordinated ecosystem to support optimal mental health.

Defying Expectations in Cancer Care
Join Francisco Owens, AIA (Designer, SmithGroup) and Dr. Lawrence Piro M.D. (Oncologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) in an engaging conversation and virtual walkthrough of the innovative 45,000 GSF Angeles Clinic & Research Institute.
City of Hope
The City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California, is undergoing a transformative growth. The flagship campus of the NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center is recognized for its culture of hope and peaceful, garden-like campus, as much as it is for cutting edge research and prestigious cancer expertise.
Cal Poly Pomona & USC Student Presentations
Participants will see graduate student studio solutions to the rapidly changing world of healthcare, technology and sustainable solutions.

Hunvey Chen,
Ashley Mangus, Assoc. AIA
Eric Halm, AIA, LEED AP
Corrine Ellingson

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