Some of the key programs are as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:45 a.m.-noon
Speaker(s): Richard Fleischman FAIA; Philip Sun AIA
Designing a Better Health Care Facility
The planning and design of health care facilities, large or small, requires an intricate understanding of health care delivery, medical operations, specific building technologies, and the provision of services to patients who are often physically and emotionally stressed. We will discuss the context, process and a solution in planning for new access point health care using logic from lean principles and integrated practices. This better health care facility is made up of fabricated modules (building model)that take advantage of sensitive and interrelated space both interior and exterior providing increased value. The modules have creative structures that allow sunlight to penetrate the interiors creating a sense of optimism for the patient. The seamless collection of rooms, circulation patterns and gardens are organized in a creative manner to complement the vision and understand the psychological impact for the patients. Creative and sensitive space is medicinal. Our starting point is the site in the Mississippi Delta: the client is the first Federally Qualified Health Center in the country started in 1960's.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 10:45 a.m.-noon
Speaker: Shannon Kraus, HKS Architects
Sustainability from the Ground Up: Transforming Organizational Culture and Architecture
Attendees will hear from HKS Architects’ Senior Vice President, Shannon Kraus, AIA, ACHA, about the importance of thinking sustainably from the very beginning of a project. Mr. Kraus will discuss the roles of an integrated sustainability team and their effect on infusing sustainable thinking. In addition, attendees will evaluate sustainable strategies including being environmentally responsible (green-acting) versus point chasing (green-washing).
Thursday, Sept. 13, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions with Boxed Lunches
Participants will choose one of the topics listed below and will participate in a roundtable discussion on that topic.
The Cure for the Common Code: How the 2014 FGI Guidelines will affect you.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2-4 p.m.
Tour A: Medical Mart Center
Guests meet and start this tour with an orientation in The Marriott Key Center, overlooking the project site. The tour will proceed to the job site and visit the many areas within new Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (Cleveland MMCC), including showrooms, exhibit spaces, staging areas, educational facilities and public spaces. Designed by LMN Architects, URS (Cleveland office) and Van Aukin Akins Architects (LEED certification and construction management), this new building typology is designed to bring buyers and sellers together. The Cleveland MMCC is the world’s only facility targeted specifically to the medical and healthcare industries. This will be a hard hat tour in an active construction site. Boots and a hardhat are mandatory. The tour is expected to be physically rigorous. Please dress for the weather
Thursday, Sept. 13, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Speaker(s): James Harrell FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
Daylighting in Healthcare Architecture
This presentation is part of a new healthcare series developed by ACHA/AAH. The benefits of daylighting are recognized in the realm of sustainable design, but are not yet a driver in US healthcare facilities design. Guidelines adopted by most states stipulate that patient bedrooms have a window directly to the exterior, but no mention is made of other spaces. The evolution of healthcare architecture in the US has been driven largely by the desire to create efficient work flow for care providers and optimizing the net to gross space ratios. This has resulted in very large floor plates, especially in diagnostic and treatment zones of hospitals and ambulatory care facilities. The healthcare environment is a venue for comprehensive human behavior, not just a place for the technical provision of care. More recently, the benefits of family-centered care have come to bear on planning, and now the positive effects of access to nature and daylight is being supported by evidence. Other countries and cultures regard daylight as an essential element to daily living, including healthcare architecture. This presentation will examine how the application of daylighting in those areas, particularly in China, can inform the future of healthcare architecture in the United States.
Friday, Sept. 14, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speaker(s): Doug Parris AIA; Ryan Hullinger
Honoring America's Heroes: How VA is Transforming the Veteran Patient Experience through Research Driven Design
Our talk will focus on the research-driven design process for the VA Replacement Medical Center in New Orleans. The presentation will address the research techniques and key insights that have shaped the project and are helping to reshape VA's universal standards for patient care. At its core, the Replacement Medical Center seeks to honor America's heroes - both Veterans who have already served, and those yet to be born. The project is located New Orleans, one of the most unique and diverse places in the world. In the wake of the Katrina disaster, it is also one of the most deserving. Following Hurricane Katrina's devastation, the New Orleans VA Medical Center was rendered unusable and a replacement medical center was needed. A decision was made at the onset of the project to embed human-centered-design expertise on the team in order to influence the ultimate design of the replacement medical center. The hypothesis was clear: by integrating new perspectives from social science and other design domains, we could provide insight into Veteran and staff behaviors, and deliver a high-performance facility that honors the Veterans it serves.
Friday, Sept. 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Palace Ballroom East
Speaker(s): John Blignaut AIA, ACHA, LEED AP; Emil Slavik AIA, ACHA; Craig Watterson AIA, ACHA
Epicenter of Innovation: A discussion of global healthcare trends
This presentation is part of a new healthcare series developed by ACHA/AAH. Ohio is home to some of the world's premier healthcare organizations. Our state also boasts one of the largest populations of board-certified healthcare architects in the nation; American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) that work on a national and international scale to develop cutting edge healthcare design. This panel discussion features ACHA experts from firms throughout Ohio with experience on a wide range of national and international projects. Panelists will explore the link between sustainability, wellness and lean design; the cost/value proposition affecting how care is defined in the US and abroad; and innovative approaches to design, construction and post-occupancy. Join them for a discussion on the delivery of state of the art care that influences how the world gets well.
Friday, Sept. 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Speaker(s): John Dewine ; Marty Burgwinkle, Jr. ; Mark Dent
Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center: The World's First Healthcare Marketplace
Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center (Cleveland MMCC) will be the world's first market facility designed specifically for the healthcare industry. This $465 million project is being built in the nation's medical capital, home to the largest concentration of medical leadership in the U.S. with more than 230,000 healthcare professionals. This state-of-the art facility integrates permanent showrooms with convention and conference facilities to uniquely meet the innovation, education, and commerce needs of the medical marketplace. Medical Mart showrooms will feature the latest technology from the world's premier healthcare and medical manufacturers while the convention center is designed to host healthcare industry trade shows and conventions supported by relationships with: Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Health Systems, MetroHealth Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, BioEnterprise and other premier Northeast Ohio medical institutions. Cleveland MMCC will consist of a 235,000 square foot (sf) medical mart in downtown Cleveland and an adjoining convention center with 230,000 square feet of Class A exhibit space. The facility will also include more than 90,000 square feet dedicated to meeting rooms and a grand ballroom overlooking Lake Erie.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Speaker(s): Alan Ambuske
Healthcare Architect as Heart Patient
Healthcare Architect as Heart Patient – patient centered care/ evidence based design. This is a presentation about a healthcare architect with 30 years of experience that had no idea that he would be a heart patient even though there was heart disease within his family. The day by day story is told as a patient's point of view not from the perspective of a designer or architect. Having completed over 2,000,000 square feet of health projects ranging from medical offices to cathe laboratories to open heart operating rooms.... I never expected to be a patient in one of my own designs. The story starts at my family practice physician who stated that he did not want to increase the dosage of my blood pressure medicine and that I should take a Nuclear Stress Test. The stress test took place at a cardiology practice that we designed in 2006. The stress test revealed that there was oxygen deprivation in the heart and it was recommended that we do a heart catheration. The catheration took place in a catherization laboratory that I designed in 1995, one my firms first projects at this hospital. The catherization showed that I was 100, 90, 80, and 70 per cent blocked. Wow, I was a walking time bomb and was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic Miller Heart and Vascular Center. I was a patient in Miller for eight days and this presentation is about my experience as an inpatient. OUTLINE Environment; Lighting, Daylight, Noise, Color, Food, Infection Control Patient; ADA, Wheelchair, Bathroom, Family, Staff Support, MD, Nursing Spaces; Cathe Lab, Patient Room, OR, SICU, Testing, Movement, Cardiac Rehabilitation Photos/ Drawings of the environment and spaces....the patient experience within the spaces. Illustrating the good points of the design and areas that can use improvement based upon the patient experience.
Saturday, Sept. 15, noon-3:30 p.m.
Tour D: Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospital
Designed by Canon Design, University Hospitals’ new Seidman Cancer Center is the only freestanding cancer hospital in the region, unifying all of UH’s cancer care services in one location for the convenience of patients and their families. The staff of compassionate and expert specialists understands the stress and fear a cancer diagnosis can evoke. UH strives to provide emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families while applying the most advanced therapies for healing the body. As such, UH Seidman Cancer Center was truly designed with the patient in mind, incorporating input from past patients and making the facility one of exceptional privacy and comfort.
Conference registration information can be found here: http://www.aiaohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=82
Full conference schedule can be found by visiting http://www.aiaohio.org/images/stories/Convention/2012/Full_schedule_of_events_with_sessions.pdf