Academy of Architecture for Health

 View Only

Community HTML

AAH Banner Story

Quick Links

Who we are

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.

COVID-19 resources for healthcare design

You can contribute information to the AIA COVID-19 project database, and view all submitted projects. Visit the Alternative Care Sites preparedness site to learn important areas to evaluate when selecting ACSs for the care and treatment of COVID-19 or surge capacity patients.

Explore additional resources for healthcare facilities >

Join us on 6/8 on Healthcare Essentials: Healthcare Parking: The First and Last Impression

  • 1.  Join us on 6/8 on Healthcare Essentials: Healthcare Parking: The First and Last Impression

    Posted 05-28-2021 05:22 PM

    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 2-3 pm ET


    The interaction a patient or visitor has when parking at a healthcare facility can greatly impact their overall experience. Parking experts Stephanie Barnes, vice president at LAZ Healthcare Services, Jeffrey Elsey, PE, CAPP, LEED AP, vice president at Kimley-Horn and Casey Wagner, P.E., Executive Vice President and Regional Leader for Walker Consultants join together to share their insights on the healthcare parking experience. They will discuss the questions and metrics to consider when designing parking on a medical campus as well as how to approach programming to enhance the patient, visitor and staff experience. Panelists will also share thoughts on potential future impacts on parking operations and the changing role of parking post-COVID. Attendees will be able to ask questions during and after the presentation.


    After participating in this webinar attendees will:

    • Have an understanding of the importance of evaluating parking needs early in the planning process and its impact on creating a safe environment.
    • Have insight into the complexities of designing parking in a medical environment and the ways it impacts the users experience and safety.
    • Appreciate how operational considerations influence parking design including the needs of patient and emergency vehicles and potential need to use parking zones for temporary triage and treatment.
    • Have an understanding of various parking-related performance metrics and their impacts to various user groups.
    • Appreciate the importance of a positive user experience and its contribution to the overall mission of a healthcare organization.


    Stephanie Barnes
    Vice President, LAZ Healthcare Services (Division of LAZ Parking)

    Jeffrey Elsey, PE, CAPP, LEED AP

    Casey Wagner, P.E.
    Walker Consultants


    Cindy Beckham

    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    Apply for the Upjohn Research Initiative 2022! 15 to 30 thousand dollar grants for research on this year's theme. Click here to learn more!