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AHC Spring: Healthcare Trends and Ancillary Services

Our two-city Architecture for Health Committee returns for its spring program, focusing on healthcare trends and ancillary services.

AHC’s Spring Conference is a day-long seminar embracing innovation in Ancillary Care design and operation. Ancillary care is one of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare due to rising costs and changing demands by consumers. The separation between healthcare and community development is continuing to blur for both urban and suburban settings.

The morning session will focus on patient and community experience and integration of ancillary spaces into a larger context through the lens of landscape design, art and signage. On the Boards presentations will feature the Evergreen Health Aging Infrastructure and Seismic Upgrades project currently underway by SRG Partnership, and design of a sub-acute care alternative to skilled nursing for patients who are unable to return home directly after discharge by Rice Fergus Miller.

The afternoon session featuring, OHSU Center for Health and Healing II, will present the design behind the two block ambulatory tower and patient support building in Portland’s growing South Waterfront neighborhood. Opening in early 2019, the center combines clinical care and research in one location designed to optimize patient choice and connectivity. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour multiple floors and departments of CHH II with members of the design and construction team.

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Friday, May 17, 2019
OHSU Center for Health & Healing II
Rood Pavilion Conference Room

  • 8:30 – 9:00
    Registration, program introductions, AHC updates, networking
  • 9:00 – 9:15
    Intro to Conference: Thane Eddington
    -Incoming/outgoing Board members
  • 9:15 – 11:15
    Wayfinding & Patient Experience | Outside to Inside
    Presenters: Carol Mayer-Reed FASLA, Mayer Reed; Laurel Macdonald ASLA, Macdonald Environmental Planning; Georgia Erdenberger, PKA Architects; Janelle Baglien, Studio Art Direct
  • 11:15 – 12:15
    On the Boards
    Presenters: Craig Tompkins AIA, SRG Partnership; Mike Miller AIA, Rice Fergus Miller
  • 12:15 – 1:00
  • 1:00 – 2:00
    Pre-tour presentation: OHSU CHH II
    Presenter: ZGF Architects | Hoffman Construction | OHSU
  • 2:00 –  3:50
    Tour: OHSU CHH II
  • 4:00

**Facility tour has limited space; signups will occur onsite at the conference.


  • Explore the ideas that early integration of landscape solutions, artwork, and wayfinding strategies improves success of an overall design plan.
  • Identify how Lean concepts enable a collaborative partnership with consultants and trade partners to optimize design solutions, meet accelerated project schedules, and navigate regulatory requirements
  • Discuss and observe several concepts and processes surrounding design of exterior and interior spaces meant to improve the patient experience
  • Recognize and reinforce the values a sense of community and culture provides for innovative care to thrive


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, May 8. 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, May 15.


Craig Tompkins AIA, Principal, SRG Partnership | Mike Miller AIA, Principal, Rice Fergus Miller | Carol Mayer-Reed FASLA, Principal, Mayer Reed | Laurel Macdonald ASLA, Principal-In-Charge, Macdonald Environmental Planning | Georgia Erdenberger, Interior Designer, PKA Architects | Janelle Baglien, President, Studio Art Direct | Stephanie O’Brien, OHSU | Kristina Thomsen AIA LEED AP BD+C, ZGF Architects | David Staczek AIA, ZGF Architects | Paul Evans, ZGF Architects | Brenda Alexander, Hoffman Construction

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


May 17, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
6 LU , HSW


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


OHSU Rood Family Pavilion Conference Center
3410 S.W. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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