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AHC Fall 2021: Resiliency Through Physical Design

This year’s AIA AHC Fall Event includes two days of virtual interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations around how we can address resiliency as a key component of delivery healthcare. What lessons can we learn from the challenges of delivering healthcare during a pandemic? What does it mean to plan for the worst while giving our best emotionally, physically, as individuals and institutions?

Registration for this program is now closed.

This program is all online, with closed captioning. Please note in your registration if you would like to be contacted about specific accommodations to fully participate in the program.

This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Architecture for Health Committee. Please contact Connor Descheemaker with any questions or concerns.


Thursday, November 4, 2021

  • 8:45 – 9:05 AM Event Introduction
    AIA Seattle, AHC, Sponsors
  • 9:15 – 10:15 AM Session One | PPT & Q&A: Biophilia, Health and Healthcare
    Judith Heerwagon PhD, US General Services Administration
  • 10:15 – 11:00 AM Session Two | Resiliency Lessons in Wildfire
    Chip Faulmann, Administrative Director, Seventh Day Adventist,
    Travis Thompson, Seventh Day Adventist, Healthcare Construction Regional Director
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
  • 11:15 – 11:45 AM Mindfulness and Meditation
    Missy McConkie, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • 11:45 – 12:45 PM Innovation Lightning Talks & OHA | DOH Update

Friday, November 5, 2021

  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM Event Introduction
    AIA Seattle, AHC, Sponsor, AAH
  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM Mindfulness and Meditation Follow Up
    Missy McConkie, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • 9:15 – 10:15 AM Session Three | ‘On the Boards’ | PPT: PVAMC Infrastructure
    Karl Sonnenberg, ZGF
    David Grigsby, ZGF
    Seth Thomas, KPFF
    Bryan McClure, VA/Army Corps of Engineers
  • 10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:30 – 10:45 AM AIA AHC New Board Members & Honor Award
  • 10:45 – 11:30 AM Session Four | The Future of Clinician Wellness
    Dian Ginsberg, EdD, MA, CHWC, CPCC
  • 11:30 – 11:45 AM Break
  • 11:45 – 12:30 PM Session Five | ‘On the Boards’: UW Behavioral Teaching Facility
    Carl Hampson, Design Principal, SRG Partnership
  • 12:30 – 12:45 PM Closing Remarks

Programming and speakers subject to change.


  • Describe how the natural environment can provide a source of resiliency in patient health outcomes
  • Describe what factors can ensure resiliency as noted in panels discussion from health care owners
  • Recall lessons learned and innovations in delivery during the pandemic to improve design and/or construction processes.
  • Explore personal emotional resiliency and how it can inform our practice and our clients



Includes 6 LU | HSW

$75.00 AIA Member
$40.00 Associate
$20.00 Emeritus/Retirees
$125.00 Non-Member

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Friday, October 29, 5:00pm PT.


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Join the Architecture for Health Committee!

The Architecture for Health Committee (AHC) is a Pacific Northwest committee of individuals who are interested in healthcare architecture and the effort to improve the quality of planning, operation, design and construction of health care facilities. The diverse membership brings together architects and related disciplines interested in the development and practice of design excellence three times per year for a day of sessions and tours.

Check out AIA Seattle’s other Profession and Member Committees to participate in programs, events, and forward-thinking conversations.

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact AIA Member Engagement Manager Connor Descheemaker.


November 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am
November 5, 2021 @ 12:45 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938