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{Past Event} - Design & Construction Series: Sustainable Healthcare Architecture: Where are we now?

January 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm - January 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


What is Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, and why is it playing such an important role in the planning of new building and renovation projects for hospitals today? Join two of the leaders in this field as they review the ‘state of the business’, describe the latest concepts, and provide you with the resources you’ll need to take the next steps in your own organizations.


  • Obtain the latest information on the state of sustainable healthcare in the US – statistics, etc.
  • Learn about new trends from broader green building markets that will impact health cares approach to sustainable building going forward.
  • Become informed about case study examples of healthcare projects achieving Green Building objectives.
  • Gain understanding of the concepts behind “regenerative buildings”.
  • Obtain a set of resources for further education and information regarding green building


Robin Guenther, Perkins Wills
Telephone: 212.251.7006
Robin Guenther FAIA is Principal of Perkins+Will. Robin works at the intersection of health care architecture and sustainable policy, defining the sustainable design agenda in health care through a wide range of advocacy initiatives while continuing to practice. She co-coordinates the Green Guide for Health Care, serves on LEED-HC committee, and published her first book, “Sustainable Healthcare Architecture,” in 2007. She is a board member of both the Center for Health Design and Practice Greenhealth. She speaks and writes on the topic of sustainable design in healthcare. She aims to both inform and invoke action through her knowledge about and passion for sustainable health care.

Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Telephone: 512.928.4786
Gail Vittori is Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, a non-profit sustainable planning and design firm established in 1975, located in Austin, Texas. She is currently engaged with several municipal, state and federal initiatives and projects regarding sustainable development, design and materials strategies, and green health care initiatives. Ms. Vittori was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design from 1998-1999, and will serve as the 2009 Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Board of Directors in 2008. She is the Founding Chair of the LEED for Healthcare core committee, is a Co-Coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care, and serves on the advisory boards of Natural Home magazine and Environmental Building News. She is co-author, with Robin Guenther FAIA, of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, published by Wiley and Sons, and was featured as an Innovator: Building a Greener World in TIME Magazine in March 2007.

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