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AHC Spring 2023: The Native American Voice in Healthcare

This year’s AIA AHC Spring Event includes one day of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations with a focus on designing for the Native American Healthcare Experience.  This session will explore how healthcare design can respond and support aspects of culture through architecture and planning.

This live, in-person program will follow all relevant public health guidelines for Whatcom County. AIA Seattle strongly encourages masking to demonstrate community care. 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 Anthony Collins with any questions or concerns.

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Programming and speakers subject to change.


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

$150.00 AIA Member
$100.00 Associate
$60.00 Emeritus/Retirees
$200.00 Non-Member

There are four (4) scholarship/reduced rate slots available for this program. If interested, please contact Josh Kolberg by Thursday, March 30th.

Registration for this event is closed.


  • Participants will learn how to adapt design processes to take under consideration cultural needs of Native American Tribal Members. Examples of this inclusive design approach will be presented.
  • Participants will learn about the cultural differences in healthcare providing and practice within indigenous cultures and the potential result on the design and construction of healthcare facilities.
  • Participants will be introduced to project delivery tools that invite participation from diverse stakeholders and learn how two projects leveraged stakeholders to inform design solutions.
  • Participants will learn techniques to mix healthcare programs and space plan to support integrated models of care delivery that provide a holistic approach to healthcare delivery.  This will be taught leveraging solutions developed for two example projects.


Silver Reef Casino Resort has a select number of rooms available at a discounted rate for attendees of the AHC Spring Conference.

Book Your Stay Online Now!
Offer Code: 4610

Enter your Offer Code and click Search, then Select for your Offer Code under Available Offers and enter your stay dates for your group.  You can also call the hotel Toll Free at (866) 383-0777  to book your room and ask for the AIA AHC Spring Event (Booking ID: 4610 along with the date(s) you would like to book at the group rate. Please make your reservations before the deadline date of: April 6th, 2023


Date Rm Type Occ Rooms Rate
4/6/2023 Deluxe King 2 10 $     129.00
Deluxe Double Queen 2 10 $     129.00
4/7/2023 Deluxe King 2 10 $     129.00
Deluxe Double Queen 2 10 $     129.00

NOTE: Guest room rates are quoted in U.S. Funds and are quoted per room, per night based on single or double occupancy. An additional rate of $15.00 per person will apply for a third/fourth person sharing a guest room. An additional rate of $15.00 will apply for a rollaway or crib. Upon check-in, guests will be required to show identification. The Silver Reef Casino Resort has a minimum age requirement of 21. Underage guests may be accompanied by an adult. Requests for specific guest room floors or towers will be subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Please note, 8% rooming tax will be charged on all hotel rooms.


AssuredPartners Design Professionals | EBD Services | P2S, Inc. | Sellen Construction | Stantec |
Aldrich + Associates | Coughlin Porter Lundeen | GLY Construction | Lease Crutcher Lewis
PCS Structural Solutions | Säzän Group, Inc. | Andersen Construction Company of Washington |
BNBuilders |  Wood Harbinger


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.

AHC Board Co-Chairs:
Josh Kolberg AIA
Molly Wolf AIA

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 Seattle Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement  Anthony Collins.

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact AIA Seattle Executive Director Melissa Neher.


April 7, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Price
$60 - $200
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Silver Reef Casino Resort
4876 Haxton Way
Ferndale, WA 98248 United States
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