Live Course: Evolution of a Dynasty: A look at the evolution of Hybrid OR design at the World-Renown

When:  Mar 9, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Evolution of a Dynasty: A look at the evolution of Hybrid OR design at the World-Renowned Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) and provides 1 HSW|LU credit.


Remaining a leader within a medical field is a daunting task and for the past 25 years, the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute has maintained the #1 seed.  Hybrid operating rooms were introduced in 2002 and in 2018, two new rooms were introduced, bringing their total to six rooms for just their main campus. These complex rooms employ some of the most technically challenging imaging equipment such as the Siemens Zeego, Pheno and Bi-plane technologies.

Over the years, there are many lessons learned about the planning, design and implementing these complex rooms, including deciding how much square footage is ‘really’ needed to make the room function and what support systems are necessary to make it function optimally.

During this session, attendees will follow the evolution of hybrid OR design at the Cleveland Clinic, explore the lessons learned in creating the best environment for treating patients and learn the best way to improve them and their delivery method in the future.


After participating in this webinar attendees will:

  • Follow the evolution of hybrid OR Design at the Cleveland Clinic and learning both lessons from both a planning and construction perspective, highlighting the importance design plays in both doctor and patient safety.
  • Discuss the importance of pre-design, to determine if you can ever have “too much” square footage, while taking into account the role space plays in the safety of healthcare workers and patients.
  • Learn key planning and construction tips and tricks to enhance the design of the OR, make working with the design team better and ensure a successful final build.
  • Take a sneak peek into the future needs of the next generation hybrid OR and how these needs will serve the health benefit of those using the space.




Michael Zambo, AIA, ACHA, EDAC
Bostwick Design Partnership

With a passion for creating spaces that support healing, Mike is an integral leader of Bostwick Design Partnership’s healthcare design team. His 32 years of healthcare design experience provides clients with concepts which meet performance, safety and quality goals. He is adept at defining detailed room layouts and flow of equipment, patients, staff and family, and understands the way space is used in technical healthcare facilities. Mike’s proactive attitude towards project management and his ability to inspire collaboration and teamwork translate into a Client-Centered design process. Mike is accredited by the American College of Healthcare Architects and Evidence-Based Design Accredited.

Nate Price, PE, CHFM

Nate Price, PE, CHFM
Cleveland Clinic

Senior Director, Construction & Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic. Experienced leader, currently working in healthcare construction and facilities management - delivers care through the built environment, with a keen focus on building agility. Leads with a collaborative, open, and communicative style. Develops strong teams with the ability to excel in day-to-day operations and execute in support of strategic objectives. A proven, impactful leader making a difference for the team and making great things happen.


Rita Ho, LEED AP

Rita has over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture and close to 15 years in healthcare projects in U.S. & Asia. Rita is currently co-chair of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Webinar Committee.