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AHC Fall: Looking Back to Look Forward

With a global pandemic, racial injustice, and climate change at the constant forefront of our minds, by now it is clear that we are all living through a major turning point in history. In health care, providing places that protect the health, safety, and welfare of all occupants has never been more critical and yet other demands have not subsided. Consumers continue to expect more personalized care, outside disruptors are pressuring established institutions, and everchanging codes and legislation are affecting facility construction and reimbursements.

2020 has felt both like an eternity and a blink of the eye. On November 4, 5, and 6 we welcome you to join us in conversation on what we have learned in the past year and the opportunities to move health care forward together.

**Registration has closed for this program.**

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.


Wednesday, November 4

  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Virtual Happy Hour
    Grab a glass, turn on your camera, and join us in small break-out rooms to catch up with your AHC colleagues from around the northwest.

Thursday, November 5

  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM – Event Introduction
  • 8:45 – 9:45 AM – Opening Keynote Presentation
    Dr. John Milne
    Senior Vice President, Real Estate Strategy & Operations
    Providence St. Joseph Health
  • 9:45 – 9:55 AM – Break
  • 9:55 – 10:50 AM – Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from 2020
    Jeff Friedman, Vice President, EvergreenHealth
    Darren Redick, Executive Director, Operations, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
    Marty Francois, Director, Design and Construction Management, UW Medical Center
    Dale Anderson (moderator), Operations Principal, Salus Healthcare Architecture
  • 10:50 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00PM – COVID-19 Current and Future Efforts – WA DOH
    John Williams, Executive Director, Community Health Systems/HSQA Washington State DOH
    Kevin A. Scarlett, Senior Plans Reviewer, HSQA/Construction Review Services, Washington State DOH
  • 12:00 – 12:20PM – Facilities Planning & Safety Update – OHA FPS
    Matt Gilman, Program Manager, Oregon Health Authority

Friday, November 6

  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM – Event Introduction and Outgoing and New AHC Board Members
  • 8:45 – 9:45 AM – Alternate Care Delivery: In-Car Care Unit, An Automobile Based Ambulatory Care Platform
    Ryan Hullinger, Partner and Healthcare Practice Leader, NBBJ
  • 9:45 – 9:55 AM – Break
  • 9:55 – 10:50 AM – King County Emergency Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned
    Aaron L. Bert, Deputy Director of Facilities Management, King County
    Melissa Teichman, Senior Director, OAC Services
    Lori Coppenrath, Principal, DLR Group
    Scott Wilson, Senior Project Manager, Howard S. Wright
    Diana L. Brown, Senior Associate, DLR Group
  • 10:50 – 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00PM – Closing Keynote Presentation – Architecture that Heals: Applying Global Design Strategies to COVID-19 and Beyond
    Amie Shao, Principal, MASS Design Group

Schedule and individual speakers subject to change.


  • Gain insight into strategies major health care organizations have taken to respond to the pandemic
  • Learn from operational and facilities mangers practical lessons learned from their experience in the pandemic
  • Hear from the regulatory agencies the response and future changes to health care codes and regulations in responding to emergency events.
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements, logistics, and operational impacts of delivering care in non-traditional settings.


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 E-mail AHC committee member Tammy Felker with a letter of interest, and your financial need, by Friday, October 30.


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, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
November 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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