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AHC Fall: Healthcare Design & Construction - Lessons Learned

The AIA Architecture for Health Committee Fall Event is a day of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and discussions focused on “Lessons Learned” in healthcare design and construction. In our rapidly changing world of design, construction and operation, how are facility managers, architects, planners, engineers, contractors adapting to constantly evolving demands? What lessons from past projects and complex renovations can we share with our peers to make us all better at what we do? As our project delivery models shift how we learn from the experience of other to better serve our clients? On November 22nd we welcome you to join us in a dynamic program to discuss our successes and the challenges ahead.

**This program is currently at capacity. Join the wait list by clicking below.**

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This program is taking place in an accessible location, with a zero-step entrance on the ground floor. Restrooms are also onsite, and wheelchair accessible. 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.


Friday, November 22, 2019
Mt. Baker Rowing & Sailing Center
Seattle, WA

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am
    Registration & networking
  • 9:00 – 9:15 am
    Event introductions
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am
    Panel discussion: Healthcare Design & Construction – The Owners’ Perspective
    Marnie Boomer Roberts, Providence-St. Joseph Healthcare | Cory Hamilton, Valley Medical Center | Camilla Yamada, Seattle Children’s Hospital | Darrell Turner, Collins Woerman
  • 10:15 – 10:45 am
    Lightning Talks: Lessons Learned in Healthcare Design
    “Zero Room for Error! Replacing Electrical Distribution Equipment in an Operational Hospital”
    Maureen Jackson, Stantec
    “Lighting Systems for Healthcare”
    Julie Allen, Lighting Designer, NAC Architecture
    “Integrated Ceiling Systems”
    Peregrin Jones, Notkin
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    The 2018 FGI: Regulatory Change
    Susan Upton, Washington State DOH Construction Review Services
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Lunch break – Catered by Madres Kitchen
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    What’s a Budget? And Other Things I’ve Learned in the Estimating World
    Kimball Bergerud, NBBJ
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    Pretour Presentation: Lessons in the Design & Construction of the Northwest Kidney Centers Rainier Beach
    PJ Blauser, Mahlum Architects
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm
    Facility Tour: Northwest Kidney Centers Rainier Beach, 4401 South Trenton Street, Seattle, WA 98118 – Mahlum Architects
    **Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the tour site.

Schedule and individual speakers subject to change.


  • Attendees will investigate creation of facilities that support better patient care delivery through siting, program relationships and facility design. Discussion of lessons learned during construction and operation of completed facilities.
  • Program will promote positive patient outcomes through innovations in lighting, acoustical performance and new materials that protect staff and patients with clean, healthy environments.
  • Attendees will review and discuss changes in State healthcare regulations crafted to support better patient care and safety of staff and patients.
  • Attendees will understand the application of the issues discussed through an on site tour of a recently completed Kidney Center that employs the methods strategies discussed during earlier panel discussions and presentations.


Includes 6 LU | HSW + lunch/light refreshments

$100.00 AIA Member
$100.00 Government + Partners
$30.00 Emeritus/Retirees
$150.00 Non-Member

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday, November 13. After this time, the price increases 15%
Reduced rate options are available. Please E-mail AHC committee member Tammy Felker with a letter of interest, and your financial need, by Wednesday, November 20.


Marnie Boomer Roberts, Providence-St. Joseph Healthcare | Cory Hamilton, Valley Medical Center | Camilla Yamada, Seattle Children’s Hospital | Darrell Turner, Collins Woerman | Susan Upton, Washington State DOH Construction Review Services | PJ Blauser, Mahlum Architects

All speakers subject to change.


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 Membership & Volunteer Manager Connor Descheemaker

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director Kimber Leblicq


November 22, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
6 LU , HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center
3800 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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