Webinar: Trends In Medical Planning Part 2: Weaving the Threads Together

When:  May 8, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 2–3pm EDT


This webinar will be a review of the most influential inpatient unit designs of the last 100 years. We will look at the trends and forces that shaped these designs and how these sea changes in planning impacted the inpatient ward designs that followed. We will look at how the four major trends we followed in Part 1 influenced the ideas behind the architecture:

  1. Infection control
  2. Sustainability
  3. Healing Environment
  4. Efficiency and Flexibility

We will also see which of these plans remained influential into the future and if any became the standard approach to hospital environments. Finally we will identify any future directions for inpatient facility design as the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1. Understand how major trends throughout the last century impacted the planning of inpatient units
  2. Understand how the seminal changes in inpatient design have held up over time
  3. Understand how the iconic inpatient units have driven change across the practice of medical planning
  4. Explain where inpatient unit design is likely to head in the next decade

Ideal audience

Planners interested in the history of hospital planning and in the impact of the major design trends on inpatient unit design.

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Yvonne Nagy, AIA, LEED AP

Yvonne Nagy, Vice President and Regional Leader of Healthcare has close to 20 years of experience working for large academic medical centers and regional healthcare systems. With experience in all phases of project delivery, Yvonne specializes in project management, specifically focusing on how collaborative project team dynamics yield greater value for both clients and their delivery teams.



Hugh Campbell, AIA

Hugh Campbell is one of the most experienced healthcare architects in the country. With deep expertise in hospitals, specialty centers, research laboratories and outpatient facilities, Hugh has facilitated some of the country’s most complex and innovative healthcare projects. His 35 years of experience is focused on understanding the needs of healthcare providers and the people they treat to support the efficient delivery of care and ease the stress of patients and their families. Hugh has been a featured speaker at conferences sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Design, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the International Quality and Productivity Center, and the American Institute for 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.

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