Lecturers to discuss health and health facility design in Africa

George Mann

George Mann

Zhipeng Lu

Macharia Waruingi

Lecture sponsors, acknowledgements

Lecture Series:
11:30 a.m. Fridays
Langford C105

Designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States will discuss health facility design and environmental health issues in Africa during the Fall 2015 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

The lectures, open to the public, will take place on most Fridays during the fall 2015 semester at 11:30 a.m. in Langford C105.

“Africa is a complex and challenging continent with a tremendous need to develop community-oriented health facilities and improve environmental health,” said George J. Mann, lecture series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design.

The series is also coordinated by Zhipeng Lu, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture, with assistance from Macharia Waruingi, chief executive officer of the Ustawi Biomedical Research, Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa, Inc.

This fall’s series, “Africa: Toward Improved Health & Health Facility Design,” is a collaborative effort between the College of Architecture, the Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University, the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Health Organization Transformation and the School of Public Health at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

 

Sept. 4

 

Chronic Disease Concerns in Africa

The lecture series will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in Langford C105 with two keynote addresses from speakers introduced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M College of Architecture. Jay E. Maddock, dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, will present a lecture series keynote address, “Chronic Disease Concerns in Africa.”

Health Needs in Africa

Forster Ndubisi, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, will present “Health Needs in Africa.”

UBRICA Vision and Update

Macharia Waruingi, chief executive officer of the Ustawi Biomedical Research, Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa, Inc., (UBRICA) will present “Chronic Disease Concerns in Africa and a UBRICA Vision and Update.”

 

Sept. 11

 

Africa: Past, Present & Future

Remi Douah, senior public health advisor, Center for Design in Health, University of Minnesota, will present “Africa: Past, Present & Future,” at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11 in Langford C105.

Sept. 18

Health Seeking Behavior of Africans:
Implications for Designing Health Facilities

Uwemedimbuk Smart Ekanem, an academic visitor at Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas and senior lecturer of clinical sciences and community medicine, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, will present “Health Seeking Behavior of Africans: Implications for Designing Health Facilities,” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 18 in Langford C105.

Medical Ministry in Uganda

Jason Segner, director of Healing Faith, a ministry that seeks to provide physical, emotional and spiritual healing to people in Uganda, will present “Medical Ministry in Uganda.”

 

Sept. 25

 

Africa is a Looming Concern:
What can Texas A&M University Do About It?

P.K. Carlton, Jr.,managing member of PK Concepts, LLC, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General, former surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force and a retired Texas A&M Health Science Center professor of surgery, will present “Africa is a Looming Concern: What can Texas A&M University Do About It?” at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in Langford C105.

Oct. 2

 

Nelson Mandela Hospital in Johannesburg, South
Africa and Songambele Hospital for Father Paul
and his community In Nkolo, Tanzania

Brian Briscoe, an associate at HKS Inc., Dallas, will present “Nelson Mandela Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa,” and Southern Ellis, a healthcare fellow at HKS Architects in Dallas will present “Songambele Hospital for Father Paul and his Community In Nkolo, Tanzania” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2 in Langford C105. Both speakers are former students in Texas A&M’s Architecture-For-Health studio and are part of teams designing numerous hospitals throughout the world.

Oct. 9 

 

Ethio-American Doctors Group’s Medical
City Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Willy Schlein of Anthrotects Architects, Washington, D.C. & Greenville, South Carolina, will present “Ethio-American Doctors Group’s Medical City Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9 in Langford C105.

The Future and Issues of an International
'Architecture-For-Health' Practice

Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture and interim director of the Center for Health Systems & Design, will present "The Future and Issues of an International 'Architecture-For-Health' Practice," 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9 in Langford C105.

 

Oct. 16

 

 

Design of the Thompson & Grace Medical City in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Isaac Thompson Amos, managing director and chief executive, Thompson & Grace Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Macharia Waruingi, chief executive officer of the Ustawi Biomedical Research, Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa, Inc. will present “Design of the Thompson & Grace Medical City in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria,”11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16 in Langford C105.

Also presenting will be faculty members who led or assisted with a 2015 design studio at Texas A&M in which students created design concepts for the city: Forster Ndubisi, head of the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning; Chanam Lee, associate professor of landscape architecture; Zhipeng Lu, architecture lecturer, and George J. Mann, professor of architecture and the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design. Dan Luhrs, associate principal and senior vice president of HKS Inc. will also discuss the medical city project.

 

Oct.  23 

 

Hospitals for Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic
of the Congo, and Rabat, Morocco
 and Case
Studies of Health Facility Design in Africa

Thomas Schinko, general manager and Ayten Mirzoveya, vice president, Vasconi Architectes, Paris, France, Luxembourg and Hong Kong, will present “Hospitals for Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rabat, Morocco,” and Nicholas Van Oost and Roland Roqiny, Bureau of Architecture Engineering, Verhaegen SA, Brussels, Belgium, will present "Case Studies  of Health Facility Design in Africa," 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 23 in Langford C105.

Oct. 30

 

 

Antecedents: Evolution of Healthcare Design from Aga
Khan Hospital in Karachi Pakistan to Aga Khan Hospitals
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya

George E. Marsh, Jr., principal of Payette, a Boston design firm, will present "Antecedents: Evolution of Healthcare Design from Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi Pakistan to Aga Khan Hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya,” a discussion of his firm’s international design work, 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30 in Langford C105.

Challenges of International Practice

Harold Adams, chairman emeritus of RTKL, one of the world’s largest design firms, and a faculty fellow in Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, will present “Challenges of International Practice.”

 

Nov. 6

 

Culture, Communication and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Implications for Architects

Bernard Appiah, instructional assistant professor, School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, will present ”Culture, communication and health in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for architects” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6 in Langford C105.

Nov. 13

 

Working Abroad

Mattia Flabiano, senior principal, and Joshua A. Theodore, principal, both of Page Think, will present “Working Abroad,” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in Langford C105.

Nov. 20 

 

Design Initiatives, One Facility at a Time:
23 clinics in rural areas, treatment centers for
infectious diseases and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jeffery Minton, senior designer at HDR, a global architectural, engineering, and consulting firm, will present “Design Initiatives One Facility at a Time: - 23 Clinics in Rural Areas, Treatment Centers for Infectious Diseases” and “Global Health in Sub-Saharan Africa,” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in Langford C105.

Dec. 4 

Planning, Process, and Partnerships:
Why Community-Centered Design Engagement in Africa Matters

Mark Palmer, senior associate, RTKL Associates, Inc., will present  “Planning, Process, and Partnerships: Why Community–Centered Design Engagement in Africa Matters,” 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4 in Langford C105.

posted September 1, 2015