Webinar: The Creative Challenge in Healthcare Design

When:  Nov 6, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 2–3pm EDT



Creativity in healthcare design is the result of the intersection of at least four factors: the creativity of the designer, the characteristics of a project, the process used by the design team, and the support of the client. This presentation will focus on current research into the personality characteristics of healthcare designers, process issues, and potential distractors to achieving creativity.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1.  Understand how creativity is influenced by personality strength.

  2. Identify distractors and other impediments to creativity.

  3. Understand how to work effectivity with healthcare client and our team.
  4. Explore how to encourage creativity in the planning and design process.

Ideal audience

The primary audience includes anyone involved in the planning, management and design of healthcare projects.

Education level

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John Kreidich, AIA, CHC, LEED AP B+C

John Kreidich, since 2000, is the go-to resource for hospital‐related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy’s Central Division. He was Vice President of System, Facilities Planning and Construction for Penn State Geisinger 1997 ‐ 2000, following four years as Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.



Frank Zilm, D.Arch. FAIA, FACHA Emeritus

Frank Zilm is a registered architect with over 40 years of experience in health facilities programming and planning. His practice experience includes planning and programming of over 300 projects in the United States, Africa and Europe. His recent completed research includes a study of personality characteristics of creative healthcare architects. Frank has served as President of the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health and the Architecture for Health Foundation. He is a Fellow of both the AIA and the American College of Healthcare Architects.

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View the Presentation Files
When available, you can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A here. A PDF of the presentation will be posted prior to the live webinar, and the Q&A will be posted after the webinar. Continuing Education Hours are only offered during the live event.

Report AIA Continuing Education
Continuing Education hours are only offered during the live event, and only to AIA members. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the end of the webinar. This survey must be completed in order to receive credit. AIA members will have their credit recorded within two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Each AIA member or IDP record holder needs to fill out their own survey individually. The survey will close 48 hours after the conclusion of the presentation.

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: knowledgecommunities@aia.org.