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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 health care architectural profession.

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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.

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Join us on 12/14 on Beyond The Basics Series: Critical Care Design: The History and Future

  • 1.  Join us on 12/14 on Beyond The Basics Series: Critical Care Design: The History and Future

    Posted 12-01-2021 11:20 AM

    Earn 1 AIA HSW LU | Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 2-3 pm ET


    Panel discussion led by Frank Zilm on the history and future of critical care unit design. Panelists include distinguished healthcare design professionals and professors as well as notable, credentialed Nightingale Professor of Nursing.

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the medical evolution of critical care and the implication on patient and staff space needs.
    • Knowledge of historical initiatives to design hospital critical care units.
    • Familiarity with current issues affecting ICU design.
    • Ability to identify future needs and concepts that will affect design for critical care.
    • Understanding the research influencing ICU design.


    Frank Zilm D. Arch
    University of Kansas Institute for Health and Wellness Design

    Julie Fairman
    RN, PhD, FAAN

    Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans

    D. Kirk Hamilton
    Beale Professor of Health Facility Design, Texas A&M University

    Jeanne Kisack

    PhD, M. Arch
    Author, Rise of the Modern Hospital

    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
    2023 RUDC Symposium