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2020 Medical Design Forum: Caring for People Caring for the Planet

This year’s Medical Design Forum presents two days of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies and engaging conversations about how to address the magnitude of the climate crisis while meeting regulatory requirements aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients. What are the obstacles to achieving sustainability goals in healthcare environments, and how can design teams, owners, providers and communities respond? What are the policies and processes that support high performance building strategies? What is driving innovation in community healthcare, rural communities, and urban organizations right now, and what can we expect next? We invite AEC and healthcare professionals to join us in exploring actionable solutions for better care–for people and the planet.

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Registration Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020.
Early Bird Deadline: January 24, 2020. After this time, the price increases 15%

This is a 2-day forum. Participants must attend both days in order to receive continuing education credit.



Includes continuing education (10 LU/HSW) + breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments.

$412.00 AIA Member
$412.00 Government + Partners (AHC + WSSHE)
$256.00 Associate
$100.00 Student
$712.00 Non-Member

Early Bird Deadline: January 24, 2020. After this time, the price increases 15%
Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Monday, February 3


For Firm Network Partners, the Class Pass will provide registration to this forum for 10 attendees from your firm (both members and non-members), at a discounted rate of 10% off the early member registration price. Participants must attend both days in order to receive continuing education credit.

Class Pass Registration Closes January 24, 2020.


This is a 2-day forum. Participants must attend both days in order to receive continuing education credit.

Mount Baker Community Club | 2811 Mount Rainier Drive South, Seattle, WA 98144

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Day 1: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Late start

  • 9:30am Registration + coffee
  • 10:00am Program starts 
  • 4:30pm Program content concludes
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm Networking happy hour on-site

Day 2: Friday, February 7, 2020 Early start

  • 8:30am Registration, coffee + light breakfast
  • 9:00am Program starts
  • 2:45 – 3:00pm Forum content concludes

Optional tour immediately following Day 2 program

  • 3:45 – 4:45pm TOUR (1LU/HSW) | Life Sciences Building, University of Washington, W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Separate RSVP required (link below) 



All speakers and sessions subject to change. 

In alignment with AIA Seattle’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable food sourcing, all catered meals are vegetarian. For parking and transit information, and directions to Mount Baker Community Club, click here.


  • Understand healthcare’s carbon impact, and identify the policies, regulations and design research driving decarbonization efforts.
  • Explore how the integration of housing, social services, and healthcare facilities supports comprehensive care for community and patient health, safety and welfare.
  • Analyze energy code compliance paths (performance vs. prescriptive) that support high performance building strategies and design processes.
  • Explore how alternative methods of healthcare delivery (e.g. telemedicine) are innovating to address issues of healthcare access and carbon impact of built environments.
  • Understand the value of participatory design processes (values-driven community planning, design charrettes) in supporting and sustaining decarbonization solutions like electrification.



  • Carl Fleming | Healthcare Strategist & Technology Innovator, DPR Construction
  • Breeze Glazer | Co-founder & Principal, LeapStep

OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Brad Younggren, MD Chief Medical Officer, 98Point6 | Daniella Moreano Wahler Senior Associate, PAE | Duane Jonlin, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections | Geoffrey Glass Director of Facility & Technology Services, Providence St. Peter Hospital | Heather Burpee Research Associate Professor, UW Integrated Design Lab | Kate Baber Senior Manager of Healthcare Integration, DESC | Kent Gregory Principal, TGBArchitects | Michele Wang Principal, Runberg Architecture Group | Steve Moddemeyer Principal, Collins Woerman

All speakers and sessions subject to change. 

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Annette Roehl | Swedish Medical
Daniella Moreano Wahler | PAE Engineers
Dale Anderson | Salus
David Frum | Salus
Julie Ramsey | ZGF
Kyle Murdock | PCS Structural
Lois Broadway | TBGArchitects
PJ Bauser | Mahlum
Susan Upton | WA State Department of Health

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Program & Project Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Cassie Blair, Associate Director of Programs & Impact at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Kimber Leblicq, Managing Director at AIA Seattle


February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am
February 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Event Price
$100 - $712
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mt Rainier Dr S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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