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AHC Fall 2022 | Transitioning Design Priorities: Clinicians, Patients & Our Earth

The AHC Fall Conference is a full-day education event for the healthcare design and construction industry in the Pacific Northwest.

This year’s AIA AHC Fall Event includes one day of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations around how we think about the impacts of our design work.  While designing for the patient is clearly a central driver of the work we do, there have been more discussions over the past two years about designing for the caregiver, designing for our communities and how our work impacts the environment.  Our Fall Conference this year will explore these other critical design drivers and how we as designers are integrating these perspectives into our design processes.

Join AIA Seattle’s Architecture for Health Committee on November 10, 2022 (8:30 am-4:30 pm PT) for Transitioning Design Priorities: Clinicians, Patients & Our Earth. 

Registration for this program has closed.

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This live, in-person program will follow all relevant public health guidelines for King County. Details are to be confirmed closer to the event and sent to all registrants, and may include required proof of vaccination/recent negative PCR test, and/or masking to enter. Our venue is fully accessible, with zero-step entry and an onsite accessible restroom. Please note in your registration if you would like to be contacted about specific accommodations to fully participate in the program, including but not limited to sign language interpretation.

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


Includes 6 LU | HSW and a catered lunch. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

$110.00 AIA Member
$60.00 Associate
$30.00 Emeritus/Retirees
$175.00 Non-Member

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Thursday, November 3, 5:00pm PT.

Program Overview


Clinician Perspective in Design: Listen to Your Healthcare Provider

  • Moderator: Phil Duff, AIA| Director of Healthcare Design, SABArchitects
  • Charity Holmes, RN, MSN, MBA, CNML, PMH-BC, NEA-BC | Assistant Administrator Behavioral Health Services, University of WA Medical Center
  • Hao Duong, AIA, NOMA | Architect, Principal, Ankrom Moisan
  • Susan McDevitt, MSN, ARNP, EDAC, LSSGB | Clinical Planning Principal, HDR

Centering Caregivers in Design

  • PJ Bauser, AIA, LEED AP | Principal, Mahlum Architects
  • Claudia Saunders and Jessi Lapano | Mahlum Architects
  • Liberty Pertiwi | Director of Primary Care Services, Samaritan Health Services

DOH Update

  • Susan Upton, RA | Senior Plans Reviewer, Construction Review Services, WA State Department of Health

Honor of Distinction Award

  • Tammy Felker, AIA, ACHA, RN, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C | Sr. Associate Medical Planner, Healthcare Architect, NBBJ

Demystifying the Clean Building Act in Healthcare

  • Tom Marseille, PE, Hon AIA, LEED Fellow |Principal, Säzän
  • Gaurav Mehta, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C | Building Performance Practice Leader, Säzän
  • Chris O’Higgins, CHOP | Director of Facilities, Jefferson Healthcare
  • Melissa Teichman, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, LFA | Vice President Healthcare, OAC Services

Pre-Tour Presentation – Seattle Children’s Autism & Behavioral Health Clinic

  • Mandy Hansen | Senior Director of Planning, Design and Construction, Seattle Children’s
  • Robin Wilder | Project Architect, ZGF
  • David Grant | Principal, ZGF

Seattle Children’s Autism and Behavioral Health Clinic Tour

Programming and speakers subject to change.


  • Learn techniques to include frontline staff voices in the design process and how to efficiently integrate moments of staff respite and opportunities for collaboration into the care environment.
  • Participants will be introduced to digital tools, virtual walk-thrus, and mock-ups used for staff input and decision-making in the design process.
  • Hear design and planning strategies that accommodate diverse patient groups with cognitive and neurological disabilities including strategies that present new ways of working in healthcare environments.
  • Learn what is covered by the Clean Buildings Act, by when they need to comply, and what compliance paths are available. They will also learn the step-by-step process for each compliance path and the documentation required.



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 Senior Programs Manager Annalee Shum.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Executive Director Melissa K. Neher.




November 10, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, 98115 United States
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