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Medical Design Forum: Balancing Costs & Quality in an Evolving Landscape

This year’s Medical Design Forum + Project Tour explores how tightening budgets impact health care providers and their capital projects. Providers face a new reality of performance metrics affecting revenue streams; they seek insight into long term patient flow, equipment costs, and facility use to navigate an uncertain future. Amid this change, providers turn to non-traditional approaches and technologies for expansion and facility improvement. In this evolving landscape, design professionals are well-suited to partner with owners and facilities managers to build for an uncertain fiscal future with economical and high quality designs. This two-day forum features a keynote address, panel presentations, an expo with demonstrations and presentations of emerging prefabrication and modeling technologies, and a tour of an award-winning, adaptive reuse project – Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way.
Experts from health care, design, construction, and technology will discuss:

  • Changes to provider revenue streams and impacts on facility management
  • Challenges and opportunities in adaptive reuse of existing big box stores
  • “On the Boards” with the Harrison Medical Center – Silverdale Expansion
  • Innovative virtual reality modeling technologies
  • Prefabrication systems for health care facilities

Presented in collaboration with the Architecture for Health Panel (AHP)

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Registration Close Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Early Bird Deadline: February 2, 2017, after this time the price will rise by 15%


February 9 – 10, 2017 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Renton Pavilion | 233 Burnett Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Seattle Children’s Hospital South Clinic | 34920 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will recognize emerging market trends of consolidation and acquisition among health care providers and discuss their impact on health care facilities and facilities professionals.
  • Participants will explain the impact of tightening budgets on health care providers’ facility management and how they prioritize decision making for capital projects.
  • Participants will explain the challenges and opportunities of consolidating facilities and converting existing big box structures into health care facilities in suburban and urban contexts.
  • Participants will describe the merits of virtual reality modeling technology and prefabricated wall system technologies and recommend prefab systems based on their relevance to a project.


Includes 12 LU | HSW Credits, lunch and light refreshments

$651.00 Non-Member
$357.00 Member
$216.00 Associate
$357.00 Gov’t/Partners (AHP/ACHA/WSSHE)
$75.00 Student/Scholarship
$178.50 Planning Task Force

Participants must attend both days of the forum to receive LU credit.


Special Thanks To Our Medical Design Forum Sponsors


Special Thanks To Our Medical Design Forum Taskforce

Chair: Lois Broadway, AIA, NCARB, Principal at TGB Architects
Dale Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CSBA, EDAC, MBA, GGP, Principal at Salus Architecture and President of the Architecture for Health Panel
David Frum, AIA, ACHA, President at Salus Architecture
Michael Corbett, Architectural Product Specialist and Engineer of Capital Equipment at Hill-Rom
Julie Randolph, Intern Healthcare Architect at ZGF Architects LLP
Ryan Ramsey, Medical Planner at Perkins + Will
Susan Upton, Senior Plans Reviewer, Construction Review Services at Washington State Department of Health
Jessica Wiebe, Project Manager, GLY Construction

For Attendees

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Program Questions?
Contact Cassie Blair, Program Manager at AIA Seattle.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq




February 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am
February 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Renton Pavilion
233 Burnett Ave S
Renton, WA 98057 United States
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