Webinar: Site Design for Health: Best Practices for Access, Land Use and Flexible Growth

When:  Aug 11, 2020 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)

Site Design for Health: Best Practices for Access, Land Use and Flexible Growth

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH).

This webinar will provide 1 HSW/LU learning unit.


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.


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.




This session is part of the Healthcare Essentials Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60 minute seminars are tailored to provide budding healthcare design professionals with conceptual and practical primer-level knowledge.


Vice President, Site Design Director
HDR Architecture, Inc.

Jeff Fahs is the director of Site Design at HDR and is responsible for providing strategic direction and overall leadership for six site design studios. He thrives in the day-to-day work life of a site design leader, which is fast-paced and deadline-driven, with dozens of projects on the boards across the globe. During his career at HDR, Fahs has provided diverse leadership roles on many of HDR’s largest and most complex projects. He was also responsible for establishing and directing the growth of the Chicago site design practice over the last 16 years. Fahs is a member of the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and a former Education Chair and a member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). He has lectured on site planning and design at the University of Georgia, University of Trinidad and Tobago; University of Nebraska; Iowa State University; and the J.S. Morton East High School in Chicago.


Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA
Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1984 and became a licensed architect in 1987. From 1998 to 2008, Gregg was the Facility Architect for the St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho where he worked on over 400 health care projects ranging from Medical Imaging Equipment Replacement projects to Master Planning Regional Healthcare Campuses. Since then he has been consulting for the local hospital systems and has served on the Board of the Idaho Society of Healthcare Engineers.