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{Past Event} - Green Construction Series: San Francisco Healthcare x 3: Non-profit, Public Health and University

January 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm - January 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Three major new hospitals are being designed in San Francisco within the context of environmental sustainability, leading-edge healthcare, a growing population and seismic reliability. Valued at over four billion dollars, these three new hospitals will provide the capacity for nearly 600,000 patient days annually. Three diverse and talented design teams are concurrently working to deliver these projects in roughly the same climate, community and time frame, all with a goal of achieving the highest level of environmental performance possible within their budget parameters. All three are currently tracking LEED-NC Gold. California Pacific Medical Center Hospital at Cathedral Hill, a private non-profit division of Sutter Health, is employing Lean Construction, a production management-based approach to project delivery for the 555-bed facility. University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay, a university teaching hospital is utilizing Integrated Project Delivery for its 289-bed facility. San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, owned by the City and County of San Francisco, is using Design-Assist project delivery for a 284-bed facility. During design, these three teams have collaborated to share design approaches and methodologies with each other. This unique presentation will compare and contrast these projects: approach to healthcare sustainability and environmental justice, energy strategies, project delivery methods and anticipatory design.

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  • Understand how modern healthcare design provides a healing environment and supports community social justice values.
  • See the benefits and differences among three large healthcare projects: sustainable design approaches, energy strategies, and project delivery methods.
  • Gain knowledge of information sharing through Building Information
  • Modeling, and its potential for community interaction and communication.
  • Structural designs, and implementing renewable energy strategies.


Dr. Alisdair McGregor, Arup
Telephone: 415-957-9445
Dr Alisdair McGregor is a Principal and Arup Fellow with Arup based in the San Francisco office. He is the Business Leader for Healthcare in the Americas and has been working on healthcare projects since moving to San Francisco 20 years ago. He has led design teams for a wide variety of Arup projects including corporate offices, research labs, hospitals, museums and civic facilities and has particular interest in the integration of sustainable design principles into all aspects of design. Alisdair has extensive experience in the use of natural ventilation, daylighting and water conservation as well as examining the energy performance of buildings. As a leader in the field of sustainable design, he is very proactive in searching for environmentally sound solutions that help design buildings that make as small a demand as possible on the environment and its resources. He lectures frequently at conferences, events and educational forums on the subject of sustainable design. He has been a guest lecturer for the California College of Arts and Crafts, Stanford and UC Berkeley. Alisdair was elected as an Arup Fellow in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to the sustainable design agenda within Arup and the construction industry. He was bestowed an Honorary Senior Fellowship in 2005 by the Design Futures Council for his noteworthy leadership in the advancement of design solutions.

Mark Palmer, City of San Francisco
Telephone: 415-355-3710
Mark Palmer, LEED AP is the Municipal Green Building Coordinator in the City of San Francisco’s Department of Environment, and chair of San Francisco’s Municipal Green Building Task Force. He develops policies and building codes to improve the environmental performance of city buildings, directs a green building training program for city design professionals, and oversees the LEED certification process for more than 40 municipal projects in design and construction, including 2 hospitals, 3 museums, 10 libraries and 7 recreation centers. Through his educational efforts there are 42 LEED Accredited Professionals across seven city departments. He is overseeing sustainable design strategies for the $900M rebuild of San Francisco General Hospital which is currently tracking LEED Gold. He is a guest instructor at Stanford University, University of California Berkeley and San Francisco State University, and a regular conference presenter on integrated design. He is a member of the US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter, and is the current chair of the national USGBC Government Committee. He has two engineering degrees and extensive post-graduate training in integrated building design, renewable energy technologies and construction management. Mark lives in San Francisco and walks to work.

Melanie Bonn, Fong and Chan Architects
Telephone: 415-931-8600
Melanie Bonn, LEED AP is the Sustainability and LEED Coordinator at Fong and Chan Architects where she develops sustainable design strategies and oversees the LEED certification process for all LEED projects. She is leading the sustainable design effort for the San Francisco General Hospital Rebuild project working with the owner to develop design based and operational sustainability. She received her BA in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. Melanie lives in Oakland, is a member of the Northern California USGBC Chapter, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and is actively involved in the urban farming movement.

Tyler Krehlik, Anshen+Allen Architects
Telephone: 415-281-5476
Tyler Krehlik, AIA, LEED AP is an Associate Principal and the Committee Chair for Sustainability at Anshen+Allen Architects. His roles have included planning and design for a wide range of large-scale research and healthcare projects. He oversees all sustainable design project initiatives at Anshen+Allen including 13 projects registered with LEED and GGHC. He is a Project Architect and Sustainability Leader for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, a $1.6B project which is pursuing LEED Gold. Under his educational direction, 25% of Anshen+Allen’s staff have become LEED Accredited. He has taught and spoken widely on the concepts of sustainability, evidence based design, and integrated design. He is an instructor with the Sustainable Building Advisor Program and is an active member of the AIA San Francisco Committee on the Environment and the United States Green Building Council Northern California Chapter.

Russell Perry, SmithGroup, Inc.
Telephone: 202-842-2100
Russell Perry is the Green Advisor for the CPMC project, leading the sustainable design effort. He is a quintessential collaborator and inspirational team leader, whose environmental awareness and understanding of sustainable systems guides design teams and clients to foster a balanced planning approach and promote innovative solutions. Fifteen of Mr. Perry’s thirty years of award-winning project experience have focused on cutting-edge sustainable design. He brings an acute environmental awareness to multi-disciplinary teams driven by the principles of sustainability and high performance. Mr. Perry has been an active member of the US Green Building Council since 1994 and co-founded the Committee that wrote the LEED Rating System for Core and Shell Buildings. He served on USGBC committees studying credit weighting and the regional appropriateness of credits within the LEED rating systems. He is also on the Advisory Board for “Environmental Building News”, the leading “sustainable” journal. Prior to joining JJR/SmithGroup, he was a founding partner of William McDonough + Partners. With 24 LEED certified buildings (the first federal LEED Platinum building at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), 62 LEED registered projects and 256 LEED AP’s, SmithGroup is a sustainable design leader among national multi-disciplinary practices. At SmithGroup Mr. Perry directs the Corporate Sustainability Initiative which is focused on constantly improving the quality of the firm’s professional services; the energy and environmental performance of its buildings, landscapes and master plans; and the alignment of its office practices and design process with its professional values.

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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