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{Past Event} - Green Design & Construction Series: Future Think: The 21st Century Hospital

June 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm - June 3, 2013 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


This session by two world recognized healthcare architects and a leader in sustainable healthcare consulting will feature a new generation of inspiring hospitals and other healthcare facilities from around the world. Together, they make the case that a new pattern language of 21st century healthcare design is emerging: intrinsically human-focused, restorative, regenerative and resilient, these projects embrace a health-based approach to design, construction and operations and recognize health consequences related to water, energy, and materials dependencies on the building, community, and global scales. A spotlight on the Nanaimo General Hospital's new emergency department will reveal the compelling benefits of a radical approach to daylight, six months after occupancy, highlighting experiences of staff and patients in their own words. This profound reset of healthcare design challenges current assumptions about basis of design and charts a roadmap for the healthcare sector to create conditions of health and wellness for all. Come see what the future looks like!

This course has been approved by AIA for 1.5 CEU Credits.


  • Understand state of the art climate-appropriate low carbon energy and water strategies
  • Learn how healthcare systems are creating internal benchmarks to accelerate innovation and track performance
  • Learn design typologies that provide daylight and views to patients and staff
  •  Learn current information about first cost green premiums


Robin Guenther FAIA is Principal of Perkins+Will.
Robin Guenther's innovative healthcare projects have been published nationally and internationally. Healthcare Design magazine named her the “#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare” in 2010. 

Robin is increasingly at the intersection of health care architecture and sustainable policy and participates in a wide range of advocacy initiatives while continuing to practice. She co-coordinated the Green Guide for Health Care, served on LEED-HC committee, and will soon complete the second edition of “Sustainable Healthcare Architecture,” with Gail Vittori (to be released in 2013). In 2005, she received the Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award for her leadership and innovation in the design of healing environmen

Ray Pradinuk, Healthcare Research and Innovation
Ray Pradinuk is Co-leader, Healthcare Research and Innovation for Stantec Architecture and a Principal of the Vancouver Integrated Healthcare Design Studio. He applies sustainable design and evidence-based research to the design of a wide range of healthcare and interdisciplinary research projects with Stantec colleagues and collaborators from around the world. He tries to visit the most outstanding new hospitals. Ray was lead designer on the new Nanaimo Emergency Department project that provides daylight and nature view in the heart of every care zone.


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