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AHC Spring 2021: Resiliency Through Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health

This year’s AIA AHC Spring Event includes two days of virtual interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations around how we can address design and construction resiliency, while maintaining an ever-present focus on emotional well-being and mental health for all occupants. How we can overcome obstacles and challenges that prevent us from truly wholistic and resilient design in healthcare environments? How do we measure the environmental, economic, and psychological value of regulation, manage risk, and keep humans at the center of design.

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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, April 22, 2021

  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM – Event Introduction
    AIA Seattle, AHC, Sponsors
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM – Trauma Informed Care
    Christa Jones, Senior Manager, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Division
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Case Studies in Trauma Informed Design
    Carleton Hart Architecture, Portland, OR
    Brian Carleton, Principal
    Corey Morris, Senior Associate
    Kim Stanley, Interior Designer
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:15 – 11:45 AM – Mindfulness and Meditation
    Missy McConkie, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Innovation Lightning Talks
    Britt Beushausen, Designer, Ankrom Moisan Architects
    Scott Kubiszewski, PNW Environmental Health & Safety Lead, DPR
    Mohammed Haq, Associate Principal, PAE
    Anosha Zanjani, Behavioral Health Design Specialist, HDR
    Amy Wills, Senior Nurse Consultant, Mazzetti+GBA
    Mary Bisenius-Ferguson, Experiential Graphic Designer, BCRA Cathy Kraus, Project Manager, DAY CPM

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM – Event Introduction
    AIA Seattle, AHC, Sponsors, AAH
  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM – Mindfulness and Meditation Follow Up
    Missy McConkie, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM – Equitable Healthcare Panel Discussion
    Molly Wolf, NBBJ, Moderator
    Richard Gelb, Environmental Health Planner, Public Health
    Seattle & King County
    Dr. Monte Oyd Harris, MD, FACS Board certified otolaryngologist ,
    Medical Director with UnitedHealth Group, Assistant Professor at Howard University
    Olivia Jefferson, VP of Social Responsibility, United Healthcare
    Dr. Beth Glenn, PHD, Professor of Health Policy and Management in
    the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Co-Director of Disparities, Community Outreach and Engagement in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), and Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity
    Andy McMahon VP, Health and Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State
  • 10:15 – 10:30 AM – Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
    NBBJ, Seattle, WA
    Hao Duong, AIA, LEED AP Senior Associate, Healthcare Architect
    Gregory Swinton, LEED Green Associate, Associate, Medical Planner
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – Break
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Person Centered Care
    Karin Jay, Senior VP, Global Services, Planetree International
  • 12:30 PM – Closing Remarks

Speakers and times subject to change.


  • Describe the difference between person centered care, trauma centered care, and equitable design.
  • Gain insight into multiple healthcare organization approaches to equity in care delivery and the workplace.
  • Recall lessons learned and innovations in delivery during the pandemic to improve design and/or construction processes.
  • Explore trauma informed design and equitable design strategies and concepts based on a series of presented built and unbuilt case studies.


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, April 16.


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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.


April 22, 2021 @ 8:45 am
April 23, 2021 @ 12:30 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938