Architecture for Health, Perspectives Beyond Architecture for Healthcare

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 2–3pm EDT


There is far more to good health than good healthcare. Consider opportunities to facilitate healthy community development. Joanna Lombard will share recent research into how the built environment shapes the population’s wellness, public health and economic development. As in a study of Hispanic elders in Little Havana found that those who lived on streets with houses that had balconies, porches, and stoops functioned better both mentally and physically than elders who did not reside on streets with such features. The session will bear out that now we understand, in a way that we didn’t before, how the built environment impacts our health and examples of leadership opportunities for healthcare facilities.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1. Discuss emerging roles of evidence-based design and wellness principles, market and regulatory forces, and new partnerships in shaping the healthcare built environment.
  2. Advocate addition of meaningful community participation into conventional campus planning practice.
  3. Attest to successful examples of campus plans that go beyond “do no harm.”
  4. Speak to how the built environment impacts our health.

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Ideal audience

This session is part of the OTB Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60 minute seminars sessions provide to a broad audience, perspectives on healthcare, community health, environmental and design issues outside the customary domain of healthcare design practice.



John Kreidich, AIA

John Kreidich, since 2000, the go-to resource for hospital‐related safety, infection control, sustainable building, and medical equipment procurement matters at McCarthy’s Central Division, was Vice President, 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.



Joanna Lombard, AIA

Joanna Lombard holds a joint appointment as professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture and School of Medicine. Joanna is also an architect, and author of books on architecture and landscape. For the past 15 years, she has collaborated with investigators in the Built Environment, Behavior, and Health Group, an initiative of the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences. She is a representative of the School of Architecture and the Department of Public Health Sciences, respectively, as a charter member of the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium, a 19-university initiative aimed at investigating how design affects public health.

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