Leading designers and facility planners will address healthcare issues and opportunities associated with Texas’ growing population and changing demographics in the spring 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
The series, “Texas 2025: Toward Improved Health and Health Facility Design,” is open to the public and takes place 12:40 – 1:30 p.m. most Fridays in Francis Hall 102.
The state’s population, according to a projection by the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy, will reach 37.2 million in 2030, a 9 percent increase from 2010’s total of 25.1 million. The center also projects an older, more ethnically diverse population in 2030.
“In addition to these changes, some Texans must travel many miles to access health services and health facilities,” said George J. Mann, the lecture series’ coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design. “These distances present special challenges for emergency providers and create opportunities to provide care remotely through video-conferencing equipment, mobile devices, monitoring and other digital means.”
Licensed architects attending the lectures are eligible to earn continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare topic areas.
The lectures are also coordinated by Zhipeng Lu, senior lecturer of architecture and associate director, Center for Health Systems and Design, which is presenting the series with the Texas A&M College of Architecture, the School of Public Health, and the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation.
Additional lecture series coordinators include Bita Kash, director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Organization Center for Health Organization Transformation and Pranav Shauche, president of the Student Health Environments Association.
The series is supported by Ronald L. Skaggs ‘65, chairman emeritus, and Joseph G. Sprague ‘70, principal, senior vice president and healthcare director, of HKS Inc., through the Skaggs – Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design.
Lecture series overview
Ray Pentecost, director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, and Robert Warden, head of the Department of Architecture, presented an overview of the series Jan. 20 in Francis Hall 102.
Rethinking the Lens Through Which We View Rural Populations: Importance of Place, Context and Composition
Jane Bolin, director of the Texas A&M Southwest Rural Health Reseach Center, presented “Rethinking the Lens Through Which We View Rural Populations: Importance of Place, Context and Composition,” Jan. 27.
The impact of design on healthcare professionals and patients
Healthcare researchers with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented their findings Jan. 30. Their appearance was part of a trip to several healthcare research and design centers in the U.S.
Johan Van Der Zwart, a postdoctoral student, presented “Introduction to Healthcare Architecture Research.”
Geir Karsten Hansen, professor of architecture and facilities management, presented “Usability of Healthcare Workplaces: Concept and Experiences.”
Aneta Fronczek-Munter, postdoctoral student, presented “Evaluating Architectural Quality and Usability in a Hospital Ward.”
The Health Needs of the Colonias Areas along the Texas Border with Mexico
Jorge A. Vanegas,dean of theCollege of Architecture presented “The Health Needs of the Colonias Areas along the Texas Border with Mexico” Feb. 3.
Planning for the Future of Healthy Communities
Kevin Harney, principal, and Chao Sun, LEED Green associate, of ESa, a Nashville-based architecture firm, presented “Planning for the Future of Healthy Communities” Feb. 10.
How Does Your Zip Code Affect Your Health?
Jay Maddock, dean of the School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, presents “How Does Your Zip Code Affect Your Health?” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 in Francis Hall 102.
High-Fidelity Simulation in Architectural Mock-Ups: Time and Resources Well Spent
Chris Cortes, senior planner, Andrew Lewis, director of equipment planning and Gary Owens, senior principal, from the Houston office of FKP, a healthcare design and planning firm, present “High-Fidelity Simulation in Architectural Mock-Ups: Time and Resources Well Spent,” 12:40 p.m., Feb. 24, Francis Hall 102.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Project, CHI Catholic Health Initiatives, Houston
Jason Schorer, principal and Houston office director of HKS Inc., presents Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Project, CHI Catholic Health Initiatives", Houston,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 3, Francis Hall 102.
Master Plan Strategies that Support Community Health
Douglas Strout, principal, and Lance Kubiak, healthcare planner and designer, Ratcliff, present “Master Plan Strategies that Support Community Health,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 10, Francis Hall 102.
Healthcare Facility Design Competitions: Quick & Clean
John Seely, senior associate vice president of CallisonRTKL, a global design and planning firm, presents "Healthcare Facility Design Competitions: Quick & Clean,”12:40 p.m. Friday, March 24, Francis Hall 102.
The Need for 21st Century Designs for Non-Hospital Based Care
Carrie Byington, dean of medicine and senior vice president, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, presents "The Need for 21st Century Designs for Non-Hospital Based Care," 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 31, Francis Hall 102.
Small | Medium | Large – Case Studies for Healthcare in Tomorrow’s Clinical Setting
Mattia Flabiano II, senior principal, and Robert Doane, principal, both of Page, present “Small | Medium | Large – Case Studies for Healthcare in Tomorrow’s Clinical Setting,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 7, Francis Hall 102.
Change in an Era of Uncertainty
David Watkins, healthcare sector leader, WHR Architects and Sidney Sanders senior vice president for Construction/Facilities Design and Real Estate Management at The Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas, present "Change in an Era of Uncertainty" 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 21, Francis Hall 102.
Looking to the Future, Designing an Exceptional Patient Experience
Jim Henry, vice president and design director of HDR's health practice, and Amy Lussetto, strategic innovation designer, HDR, present "Looking to the Future, Designing an Exceptional Patient Experience," 12:40 p.m, Friday, April 28, Francis Hall 102.