Experts to discuss collaboratively built, resilient healthcare facilities

George Mann

Zhipeng Lu

Bita Kash

Patrick Suermann

Hernan Guerra Santos

Lecture series acknowledgements

Leading architects and builders will reveal collaborative strategies to create healthcare facilities where caregivers provide top-flight medical care during and after natural disasters in the fall 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

This fall’s public lectures, “Healthcare Facilities Designed for Resiliency," will take place most Fridays at 12:40 p.m. in the KAMU-TV studios, 900 Houston St. on the Texas A&M campus.

The series is also offered to students as a one-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.

The increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters requires healthcare facilities that can treat hazard victims while remaining operational in every stage of a disaster, said George J. Mann, series coordinator and holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design.

“Designers and builders are responding to natural hazard threats by creating disaster-resilient healthcare facilities that play a crucial role in communities dealing with the effects of hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes and other natural catastrophes,” said Mann.

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 Hao Huang, president of the Student Health Environments Association

They partnered with Patrick Suermann, head of the Department of Construction Science, and Hernan Guerra Santos, the department's industry relations coordinator, to present this semester's series.

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.

 

Aug. 31


‘Vision and Intent of Lecture Series’

Ronald Skaggs, adjunct professor of architecture and chairman emeritus at HKS, Inc., and Joseph Sprague, principal and senior vice president at HKS Inc., present "Vision and Intent of Lecture Series," 12:40 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, KAMU-TV studios.

Sept. 7


‘When a Tornado Came to Town: Reconstruction of Mercy Hospital, Designed and Built for Resiliency, A Vista Design Award Project, Joplin, Mo.’

Norman Morgan, principal, senior vice president, and regional director of HKS, Inc., Brian Briscoe, architect, healthcare planner, HKS, present “When a Tornado Came to Town: Reconstruction of Mercy Hospital, Designed and Built for Resiliency,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, KAMU-TV studios.

Sept. 14


‘Design & Construction of Hospitals and Health Facilities for Resiliency, Hazards, Floods and Tornadoes’

Tim Adams, director of member professional development for ASHE, presents “Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Facilities for Resiliency, Hazards, Floods and Tornadoes,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, KAMU-TV studios.

They will be introduced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M College of Architecture.

Sept. 21

‘Design Assist Program of the UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.’

Scott Rawlings, global director of healthcare and leader of the regional healthcare practice in HOK’s Washington, D.C. office, and Wayne Francis, project director, Barton Malow Construction Company, present “Design Assist Program of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Vision and Rehabilitation Center,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, KAMU-TV studios.

Sept. 28

‘Casting a Wider Net: University of Houston Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2’

Angela Watson, principal at Shepley Bulfinch, and Guy Cooke, pre-construction manager at Tellepsen Builders, present “Casting a Wider Net: University of Houston Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, KAMU-TV studios.

Oct. 5

‘Parkland Outpatient Center’

Ana Pinto-Alexander, principal, HKS Inc., presents “Parkland Outpatient Center,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, KAMU-TV studios.

Oct. 12

‘It's About We, Not Me: Florida Hospital Apopka’

Charlie T. Jorgensen, senior design manager at ESa, and Mike Sells, senior project manager at Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, present “It's About We, Not Me: Florida Hospital Apopka,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, KAMU-TV studios.

Oct. 19

‘Texas Health Resources/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Frisco, Texas’

Craig Beale, managing principal, and Craig Kolstad, HKS Inc., present “Texas Health Resources/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Frisco, Texas” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, KAMU-TV studios.

Oct. 26


‘Children’s Health Sports Medicine Health and Wellness Complex Project’

Mattia J. Flabiano III, senior principal at Page, Joe Jouvenal, senior vice president and regional director at McCarthy Construction, and Robert F. Doane, principal of Page, present “Children’s Health Sports Medicine Health and Wellness Complex,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, KAMU-TV studios.

Nov. 2

‘Batson Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi’

Larry McKillop, senior project manager at HDR, Hunter Brown, senior project architect at HDR, Patrick M. Casey, executive director of planning, design and construction at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Ed Hauser, vice president, medical division manager at Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, and Eric Gunn, healthcare preconstruction manager at Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, present “Batson Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, KAMU-TV studios.

Nov. 9

‘Bringing the Surgical Environment Into the 21st Century by the Application of Innovative Air Handling Solutions in the Operating Room Environment’

Chad Luther, sales manager, Clayton Smith, SAE manager, Nortek Air Solutions, present ‘‘Bringing the Surgical Environment Into the 21st Century by the Application of Innovative Air Handling Solutions in the Operating Room Environment,” 12:40 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, KAMU-TV studios.

Nov. 16


‘Collaboration in Providing Quality Pediatric Health Care for The Woodlands, Texas’

Gary Owens, senior principal at FKP | Cannon Design, and Lane H. Thomson, project executive, Tellepsen Builders, present “Collaboration in Providing Quality Pediatric Health Care for The Woodlands, Texas,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, KAMU-TV studios.

Nov. 30


‘Making the Walter Tower, Houston Methodist Hospital’

Tushar Gupta, principal at EYP, Sid Sanders, senior vice president at Houston Methodist Hospital, and Marc Peck, vice president at AECOM Hunt, present “Making the Walter Tower, Houston Methodist Hospital,” 12:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, KAMU-TV studios.

 

Richard Nira
rnira@arch.tamu.edu

posted August 30, 2018