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The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of – and those touched by – the healthcare architectural profession.

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REMINDER:Join us on 8/11 on Healthcare Essentials Series: Site Design for Health: Best Practices for Access, Land Use and Flexible Growth

  • 1.  REMINDER:Join us on 8/11 on Healthcare Essentials Series: Site Design for Health: Best Practices for Access, Land Use and Flexible Growth

    Posted 08-04-2020 06:47 PM
    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 2-3 pm ET


    Health campus planning is tantamount to city planning, but arguably more challenging. It is overlain by a mission of health; a goal to provide the best patient experiences and outcomes possible. This presentation will focus on best practices of health campus planning and site design that collectively help to achieve these goals: access and circulation, land use zoning, parking design and pedestrian safety, sustainability and resilience, mass casualty / pandemic response and long term, flexible growth.

    The discipline of site planning and design has a critical responsibility to successfully meld city and clinical planning principles within a healthcare campus. Join the webinar to hear the perspective of a landscape architect and campus planner who has been embedded with healthcare planners, architects and consultants on large, complicated healthcare projects for twenty years.

    Learning Objectives

    After participating in this webinar attendees will:
    1. Understand that experience design in healthcare is overarching and how land use decisions about building placement, access, site design and planning impact the patient experience.

    2. Gain knowledge of a high level framework for estimating parking demand and best practices for implementation.

    3. Learn how multiple modes of transport and services compete for the same space around the perimeter of a hospital and how to put them together or keep them apart.

    4. Understand the importance of integrated, collaborative teams of planners and designers in providing opportunities for long term flexible growth on new or existing healthcare sites.


    Jeff Fahs, PLA, OALA, LEED AP

    Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA

    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.