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.
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 >
The new $550 million SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital marked a transition from an existing out-of-date hospital with narrow hallways and centralized nursing units to a state-of-the art academic medical hospital design. During the planning phase, the design team looked at the hospital system’s existing care models and determined the standard inpatient unit design – even with a decentralized nursing unit - was not the right fit. The presenters will share the differences between different models evaluated, lessons learned from mockups as well as anecdotal feedback from clinical staff and patients after being in operation since September 1st.
After participating in this webinar attendees will:
Mike Schnaare, AIA, NCARBLawrence Group
Kelly BaumerSSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital