Experts to discuss relationship between built environment, healthcare in spring lectures

George Mann

Zhipeng Lu

Bita Kash

Victoria Villareal

 

Lecture series acknowledgements

Leading healthcare designers and administrators will explore the built environment’s effect on health and hospital facility design in the spring 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

This spring’s lectures, “Innovative Healthy Communities," are open to the public and will take place most Fridays at 12:40 p.m. at the KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M campus.

The series is also offered to students as a 1-hour credit course: ARCH 681 for graduate students and ARCH 481 for undergraduates.

Licensed architects attending the lectures are eligible to earn continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare topic areas.

Lecturers this spring will also discuss one health — a concept that describes the collaborative effort of practitioners in multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment — as well as patient access to affordable health care, said George J. Mann, series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design.

The spring series includes bonus sessions Feb. 5, 12 and March 7 featuring professional designers who will discuss and critique the work of students in Mann’s Architecture-For-Health studio.

Mann’s students are designing a “health hub” — a medical office reflecting a human-centered, design-driven approach to health care championed by Kaiser Permanente, an Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare system.

The series is also coordinated by Zhipeng Lu, senior architecture lecturer and associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design, Bita Kash, director of the university’s Center for Health Organization Transformation, and Victoria Villareal, president of the Student Health Environments Association.

The lectures are sponsored by Ronald L. Skaggs ‘65, chairman emeritus, HKS Inc., and Joseph G. Sprague ‘70, principal, senior vice president and healthcare director, HKS Inc., through the Skaggs – Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design.

 Jan. 19

Lecture series overview

Ray Pentecost, director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design, presented an overview of the series Jan. 19.

 Jan. 26

The Significance of Global One Health Initiatives

Gerald Parker, associate dean for global one health at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, presents this spring’s keynote address, “The Significance of Global One Health Initiatives,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, KAMU-TV studios.

He will be introduced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture.

 Feb. 2

'Design of Innovative Health Facilities'

Dan Thomas, associate principal, senior vice president, HKS, presents 'Design of Innovative Health Facilities,' 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, KAMU-TV studios.

 

Bonus session — ‘Kick Off of Kaiser Permanente Health Facility Project, Northern Virginia’

Sunil J. Shah, vice president, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, presents "Kick Off of Kaiser Permanente Health Facility Project, Northern Virginia." He will be introduced by Joseph G. Sprague, principal and senior vice president, HKS Inc.

 Feb. 5

Bonus session — Kaiser Permanente health facility project, northern Virginia

Adrienne Alcantara, principal medical architect and planner at Kaiser Permanente, and Krisianna Bock, vice president HKS Consulting, will discuss and critique student's designs of a Kaiser Permanente health facility project in northern Virginia, 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, fourth floor studio space, Langford A.

Feb. 9

‘The Best Survival Rate in the History of Hostilities’

P.K. Carlton, Managing Member, PKConcepts, LLC and a retired former surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, presents “The Best Survival Rate in the History of Hostilities,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, KAMU-TV studios.

Feb. 12

Bonus session — Kaiser Permanente health facility project, northern Virginia

Karthik Ramadurai, vice president, HKS, will discuss and critique student's designs of a Kaiser Permanente health facility  in northern Virginia, 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, fourth floor studio space, Langford A.

Feb. 16

Emerging Models of Cancer Care – Implications for Facility Design

Bita Kash, director of the university’s Center for Health Organization Transformation, will presents "Emerging Models of Cancer Care – Implications for Facility Design," 12:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, KAMU-TV studios.

Feb. 23

‘Creating an Ambulatory Healthcare System – the Mercy Production Clinic Initiative’

Paul Sabal, partner and director of healthcare, Bates Architects, and Brian Hayes, general manager, Pitt Development Group, present “Creating an Ambulatory Healthcare System – the Mercy Production Clinic Initiative,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, KAMU-TV studios.

They will be introduced by Ronald L. Skaggs, adjunct professor of architecture and chairman emeritus, HKS, Inc.

March 2

‘Innovative Design for Improving Patient and Staff Safety’

Sam Burnette, principal of Earl Swensson & Associates, presents “Innovative Design for Improving Patient and Staff Safety,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 2, KAMU-TV studios.

March 7

Bonus session —Smart healthcare design – site strategies, operational strategies, and organizing strategies

Sheila Ruder, associate principal and senior vice presedent of HKS, Inc. presents “Smart healthcare design – site strategies, operational strategies, and organizing strategies,” 12:40 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, KAMU-TV studios.

March 23

‘The Healthy Communities and Healthy Cities Movement in China’

Chang-Shan Huang, associate professor, Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, presents ‘The Healthy Communities and Healthy Cities Movement in China,’ 12:40 p.m., Friday, March 23, KAMU-TV studios.

April 6

‘Design as a Catalyst for Stronger Communities’

Eurico Francisco, design principal, and Shelly Locke, senior healthcare planner, both at HDR, an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services firm, present “Design as a Catalyst for Stronger Communities,” April 6, 12:40 p.m., Friday, KAMU-TV studios.

April 13

‘Children’s Hospital Contribution to Healthy Communities – A Virtual Tour’

Gary Owens, principal, senior designer, FKP | CannonDesign, presents Children’s Hospital Contribution to Healthy Communities – A Virtual Tour,” Friday, April 13, 12:40 p.m., KAMU-TV studios.

April 20

‘Innovations in Architecture for Health’

Robert Doane, principal at Page, a design, engineering, planning and consulting firm, presents “Innovations in Architecture for Health,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 20, KAMU-TV studios.

April 27

How Do We As The Design Community Contribute To Population Health?

Louis A. Meilink, Jr., principal at Ballinger, presents “How Do We As The Design Community Contribute To Population Health?,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, April 27, KAMU-TV studios.

May 1

‘Innovations in Architecture for Health’

Charles Griffin, healthcare sector leader, EYP Health, presents Innovations in Architecture for Health,” 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, KAMU-TV studios.

He will be introduced by Kirk Hamilton, Texas A&M professor of architecture.

 

Richard Nira
rnira@arch.tamu.edu

posted January 25, 2018