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{Past Event} - Green Building Series – Connecting Hospitals to Nature

April 5, 2007 - 2:00 pm - April 5, 2007 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


An overview of smart growth planning on and around healthcare campuses, illustrated with specific case study examples. The teleconference will explore examples of natural elements that can help create a healing environment on health care campuses. Exterior site elements can be used for therapeutic purposes, as places of respite for staff and patients, and as areas for patient exercise. A case study will illustrate how sustainable site planning can both optimize development and minimize site environmental impact.


Herman Miller for Healthcare For more than 35 years, Herman Miller for Healthcare has provided innovative, flexible, sustainable solutions for every area of a healthcare facility. Herman Miller for Healthcare creates great places to work and heal.


Manisha Kaul, Andropogon
Manisha came to Andropogon with a strong background in design and ecology, having studied and practiced both architecture and landscape architecture in India. Her primary interests as a designer lie in creating harmony and balance between the built and the natural worlds. She has developed schematic design and construction documents for numerous academic and corporate campuses. Manisha has also focused on developing stormwater management practices and techniques, at both landscape and watershed scales.

Yaki Miodovnik, Andropogon
Yaki joined Andropogon in 1985 and has been a principal since 1996. A native of Israel, Yaki has lived and worked in countries around the globe, observing local cultural practices and relationships to nature. Inspired by his knowledge of science and technology, and a deep commitment to ecological design, he frequently directs projects involving unusual or difficult environmental challenges. He has a special ability to bring together the diverse people, from client to contractor, needed to realize a complex project.

Marita Roos, Andropogon
Marita brings a clear sense of design and structure to the process of making places, creating preservation and design solutions that respect both the underlying ecology and cultural context of the landscape. She is an expert in interpreting and restoring landscapes of cultural and historic significance for clients such as Fallingwater, Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, and the Washington National Cathedral. Marita has written and lectured on conserving and managing historic parks and post-industrial landscapes. She is a lecturer in Preservation and Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University. She is a LEEDTM accredited professional and serves on the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group to the US Green Building Council.

Daniel Becker, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Mr. Becker is an NCARB certified architect registered in the States of Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida, board certified member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He has over 24 years experience in the design of healthcare facilities and is presently a Senior Project Manager with Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been awarded numerous awards and citations including First Place, Wisconsin Society of Architects Affordable Housing Design Competition, and 2006 AIA Wisconsin Merit Award for the Gundersen Lutheran Renal Dialysis Center.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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