Conference By Focus Area

American Society of Interior Designers
Sessions hosted by ASID
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ROOM 205

10/6/2015  |  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A01: A Hospitality Based Infusion Center Modeled on a 1st Class Airplane Pod

SPEAKERS
 
Jason Haim
Principal, Perkins Eastman - LBL
 
Adrienne Haynes
Manager, Planning & Design, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center FPDC

The experience of cancer treatment can vary from one patient to another. The needs of an individual differ depending on the diagnosis and patient’s response to each phase of treatment. Providing spaces that can respond to those varying needs is essential. Perkins Eastman | LBL has developed the concept of social networking as the basis for the creation of a 12-position, open Infusion Center to provide choices and flexibility for the patient. Based on an initial concept of first-class airplane cabin, the clustering of forms and pairing of infusion positions allow for a sense of privacy when required but also for the opportunity to interact with other patients should that interaction be desired. The final design went well beyond to create an interactive area based on the needs of both the patient and staff while providing a hospitality based feel. The pods shape, lighting, interior palette and furniture all contribute to a wonderfully uplifting and hopeful atmosphere.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1: Recognize the importance of patient focused design in healthcare architecture

2: Utilize highly custom furniture/casework design to transform medical environments.

3: Utilize modular and flexible design to provide maximum efficiency

4: Determine how lighting and material selection helps create an uplifting and healing environment

ROOM 326

10/6/2015  |  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

EO1: Design Thinking for Healthcare: Better Work - and Firm Differentiation

SPEAKERS
 
Lance Carlson
Principal, Taylor Design
Alice Issai
Chief Operating Officer (COO), University of California, Irvine Medical Center

“Design Thinking” as a method has gained immense traction in organizations; it has been hailed as a way to reconceptualize not only solutions in business settings, but also the very questions that are posed – so-called “Wicked Problems” for which answers are obscure. Given the fluidity of healthcare developments, offering traditional practice-based design services to healthcare clients often fails to support them in thinking through the important issues they need to consider, resulting in design as a commodified practice, often tied more to (lowest) fees than effectiveness. Societal trends, including population and community health, the overlapping of healthcare with other sectors, and the reshaping of healthcare delivery due to technological developments mean that design firms need to change their work processes – and the very definition of design services. Embracing Design Thinking can result in more effective work as well as differentiation of firms in the marketplace.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Identify major shifts in healthcare that are provoking interest in Design Thinking as a part of the design and planning process.

2. Summarize the current state of healthcare design and articulate influences within the field that are leading to a greater interest in Design Thinking.

3. Describe the differences between typical healthcare design approaches and processes that utilize Design Thinking.

4. Distinguish actual advantages healthcare clients and design firms would respectively realize as a result of a adopting a Design Thinking approach.

ROOM 203

10/6/2015  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B02: The Cedar Rapids Veteran Memorial Building: A tool for Veteran healing

SPEAKERS
 
Paul Alt
Principal, Alt Architecture + Research Associates LLC
Mike Jager
Executive Director, Cedar Rapids Veteran's Commission

The Cedar Rapids Veteran Memorial Building was partially destroyed in an epic flood in 2008. The building constructed in 1927 was originally a Veterans Hall / City Hall and was the center of civic activity in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. However over the last 30 years it became known as the place to pay your parking tickets. Due to the epic flood of 2008 and major damage there was an opportunity to transform the building. The Cedar RApids Veteran Commission chose Alt Architecture and Research Associates in 2010 as their architects. The project was to emphasize healing, educational , and vocational support of the Veteran community. The project cost was$20.4 million dollars and included: behavioral health physical therapy, peer support and the arts as healing tools. Communal spaces were also created and rehabbed to invite the general public in . The building was inaugurated by general Tommy Franks when he cut the ribbon in the memorial room with a bayonet.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Demonstrate strategy how an existing building is transformed from a government office building to a therapeutic environment for Veterans and families

2. Show how a strategy how a therapeutic environment can become economically viable

3. Show a strategy how a therapeutic environment can provide space for healing for an individual, small groups, and large groups

4. Show how internal spaces act in concert to compose a therapeutic environment

ROOM 329

10/6/2015  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

G02: Avatars Inform the Patient Experience at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

SPEAKERS
 
Tama Duffy Day FIIDA, FASID
Principal and Firmwide Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader, Gensler
 
Jennifer Knapp, ASID, LEED AP, EDAC
Project Manager, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
 
Marsha L. Oberrieder
Vice President of Operations, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Avatars, originally used in gaming and virtual worlds to create a character or an alter ego, are becoming extremely helpful in visualizing the patient experience in healthcare settings. They have been used to engage a senior populaton to determine housing requirments and to imagine retail shopping experiences. Join a conversation with Northwestern Medicine and Gensler as they reveal how they use avatars to shape the patient, family and staff experience—and inform hospital operations—at the new Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn about avatars, their history and their applicability to health care design

2. Observe the process taken in the design of the Lake Forest Hospital using avatars

3. Evaluate the lessons learned in this process and how it impacted the hospital’s design and planning decisions

4. Hear the hospital’s perspective on how the results of the exploration are being implemented.

ROOM 205

10/6/2015  |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

A03: Building as Brand: A Strategic Tool to Promote Health in a Community

SPEAKERS
 
Kate Davis NCIDQ, LEED
Associate Principal, Design Director, Workplace Strategies
 
Steven G. Jacobson, AIA, Lean Six Sigma CE, LEED AP
Principal, HKS Architects, P.C.
 
Karen Strauss
Chief Marketing Officer, ProMedica

With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, as we start considering healthcare as a continuum, and the patient as a consumer, the brand will be central to the discussion. The brand is more than the logo, it is that magical, intangible thing that helps make a patient identify with a health system- rather than a single building. . In this session members of the design team, and from the ProMedica Health System will share their evolving approach to embedding brand across a system, through a build to suit MOB, a Health & Wellness Center, design for a new bed tower at Toledo Hospital campus, and their strategic decision to consolidate their administrative functions and catalyze a struggling, Midwestern downtown. The critical role of brand will be discussed as an intrinsic part of design which enhances user experience, promotes health and wellness and developes a healthy community with tangible examples from a real life project.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. To understand what brand means in the context of healthcare delivery and patient loyalty.

2. To learn what brand means to different stakeholders and constituents in the context of the continuum of health.

3. To share strategies on how brand can be integrated into architecture and design.

4. To understand how a branded approach to design can revitalize the urban fabric.

ROOM 203

10/6/2015  |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B03: Emergency Medicine: The Optimization of Human Resources Through Design

SPEAKERS
 
James DiGiorgio
President, Applied Knowledge, LLC
 
James Easter, Jr.
Principal, Easter Healthcare Consulting (EHC)

The typical ED of 2015 will change significantly in the future. Through effective needs analysis, improved space planning, programming, design, and PROCESS CHANGE, opportunities abound to enhance patient care. These changes will impact the FULL CONTNUUM OF urgent, emergent and trauma care through CLIENT MANDATES that reduce waste and maximize human and capital resources. The cost of care and the pace of activity within the traditional ED will improve through the use of CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY (IT/EMR/Infrastructure), modular, and creatively designed ADAPTABLE SYSTEMS as well as the arrangement of ESI LEVEL Clinical Pathways that are properly defined and designed. The history of ED designs will be compared to RAPID ASSESSMENT AND DISCHARGE protocols that work more effectively with performance outcomes that result in ZERO PATIENT WAITING and significant cost/benefit products. The GERIATRIC CLINICAL PATHWAY will be one case in point that is defined in detail by the presenters.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Research into ED service delivery trends and planning will be compared to current innovative programs where "form follows function + process change".

2. Planning and functional programming metrics are developed with user, patient and staff input. Methods and step-by-step actions will be defined.

3. Effective design is a product of innovative thoughts. Users (LPN, Nurse, MD) are empowered to change through synergistic and adaptable systems.

4. Design feature of winning ED's will be illustrated along with direction for planners and designers as they plan acute, urgent and free standing ED's.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ROOM 329

10/7/2015  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

G05: A pinch of DATA; a dash of STRATEGY . . . rewriting the recipe

SPEAKERS
 
Georgeann Burns AIA, ACHA
President, Health Facilities Planning Partners, LLC
 
Vincent Della Donna AIA
Director of Healthcare, Gannett Fleming Architects and Engineers
 
Susan O’Hara RN, BA, MPH
President & Founder, O’Hara HealthCare Consultants, LLC

The challenges and decisions faced by healthcare systems and executives today are more complex than ever. Extensive data collection and analysis are standard, but often there are issues with data availability, quality and consistency. While hospital executives must be informed, they don't always have the luxury of time or dollars to go through a lengthy master planning process for direction. So what is the right amount of data to make informed and sound strategic decisions? Through a multi]disciplinary panel of clinicians, administrator and planners, this presentation will explore the process used to define relevant solution options in a condensed timeframe.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn how to make sound decisions without having all the answers or data
2. Understand how carefully limiting decision parameters can lead to intelligent choices
3. Appreciate when it is or isn’t critical to know all the details in order to reach to the goal
4. Understand what resources and actions ARE necessary to move forward with well]founded
decisions and directions in a speedy, effective process

ROOM 203

10/7/2015  |  12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B06: Planning the Future of Public Hospitals for Trinidad and Tobago

SPEAKERS
 
Christopher McQuillan, LEED AP, MRAIC
Principal, B+H Architects
 
Stewart Smith FIH (PAHO)
Senior Health System Advisor, Ministry of Health, Government of Trinidad & Tobago
 
Douglas Strout AIA, LEED AP
Principal, Director of Healthcare, KMD Architects

Imagine the opportunity to master plan the future of public hospitals and the delivery of healthcare for an entire nation. With the vision of the government of Trinidad & Tobago, an international team of healthcare planners, designers and strategists embarked upon such a task that focused on the concurrent master plan development for the three major public hospital campuses that service the main population and geographic zones of the island nation. Supported by a developed vision plan and concept master program, the master planning team targeted 5, 10 and 25 year development timelines with the goal to transform healthcare delivery to North American standards and enable the country to meet current health services demand and respond to future health needs. The goal of this unprecedented project was to not only establish the framework for healthy and safe hospital campuses but to also contribute to sustainable cities and long term urban development.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Attendees will learn about the cultural healthcare needs of a major Caribbean nation and how those needs shaped hospital master planning methodology

2. Attendees will benefit from seeing how an international team of healthcare strategists and planners collaborated on a future development project.

3. Attendees will learn about the creative cultural adaptation of planning standards that were applied across a variety of urban and semi-urban sites

4. Attendees will gain insight as to how the team garnered consensus across regional Trinidad healthcare leadership for a focused future vision.

ROOM 324

10/7/2015  |  12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

C06: Dublin Methodist Hospital: 7 Years later - What have we learned?

SPEAKERS
 
Lisa Biegler, MBA, BSN, CEN-P
Chief Nursing Officer, OhioHealth
 
Gregory Mare
Healthcare Practice Leader, Americas, AECOM
 
Tina Null, RN, BSN
Director of Inpatient Nursing, Pulmonary Services, and Clinical Education, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist and Grady Memorial Hospitals

Dublin Methodist Hospital was designed to “change the way health care is delivered in central Ohio”. Its Guiding Principles were to create: a healing environment emphasizing stress reducing design; a patient/family centered environment that respects privacy and dignity; and a positive work environment that supports collaboration between staff, families and patients. The design driver that supported these principles was to develop architecture that EMBRACES humanity with a sense of well-being, through the use of NATURE. Seven years later, many of the goals were achieved, and Dublin Methodist Hospital has become one of the most successful hospitals of its kind in central Ohio and beyond. However, there were several unexpected consequences that remind us that success is driven by people, not buildings. Come see and hear some of the design innovations that worked, and some that didn’t. The results will surprise you.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. The hospital defined its desired culture at the beginning. Learn about the impact on operations and design when the culture changes.

2. Designed with acuity adaptable patient rooms throughout, hear what the challenges were of this model of care and what it has evolved into.

3. All of the inpatient rooms were designed same handed, with patient bathrooms located on the headwall, to reduce falls. Hear DMH’s ‘falls’ statistics.

4. Designed for the latest technology available at the time, observe what has worked, what has become obsolete and what is replacing it.

ROOM 203

10/7/2015  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

B07: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Healthcare Design

SPEAKERS
 
Margi Kaminski, ASID, NCIDQ
Senior Associate VP of Health Sciences, Interior Design, RTKL Associates Inc.
 
Ana Pinto-Alexander, ASID, RID, IIDA, EDAC
Principal & Senior Vice President, HKS
 
Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
Founder and President, The CARITAS Project
 
Jocelyn Stroupe, ASID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA
Director of Healthcare Interiors, Cannon Design

The design of healthcare facilities continues to advance as the scope of healthcare encompasses far beyond the treatment of patients. Healthcare facilities are designed with a broad spectrum of users in mind and the experiences they each have within the healthcare environment. In search for innovative solutions, healthcare providers and designers together are looking more and more toward other areas of design. In this session, a panel of design experts will discuss how to apply insights from other design sectors (e.g. workplace, hospitality, retail, branding design, etc.) to healthcare design and what factors should be considered in the translation process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Explore the strengths in interdisciplinary applications
2. Identify areas for implementing lessons from workplace, hospitality/retail, and communication/branding design into the design of healthcare facilities
3. Examine design examples that incorporate interdisciplinary design concepts
4. Discuss factors that need to be considered when translating interdisciplinary design lessons into healthcare design

ROOM 329

10/7/2015  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

G07: Miles From Bedlam: the Psychiatric Facility in the 21st Century

SPEAKERS
 
Jaques Black
President, daSILVA Architects
Virginia Susman MD
MDQuality Patient Safety Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division

This session will explore the specifics of the physical design of Therapeutic environments related to patients with mental health issues and special needs. We will cover the specifics of design for patient safety, the effect of color, furniture selections and placement and artwork, the physical connection to the natural world, the effects of natural light and air on patient outcomes. Acoustical issues and the specifics of allocation of public, private and semi-private spaces will also be explored. Specific facility designs where this has been affected will be used to illustrate general concepts and trends. We will also look at how Moral Treatment movement ideals match current trends in patient centered design and care. A case study of the specific issues related to the design of environments for persons on the Autism spectrum will also be presented.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn how to balance safety concerns with creation of therapeutic environments

2. Develop sensitivity to spatial design concerns

3. Evaluate special needs of inpatient psychiatric population

4. Understand current trends related to patient safety design issues

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Generative Space
Generative Space Session
Monday, October 5, 2015

SPECIAL FEATURES

10/5/2015  |  12:30 PM - 6:30 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

WS1: Learning from the Pioneers and Bringing it Home with You: Community Health and Well Being as ‘A Place to Flourish’®

SPEAKERS
 
Sally Augustin PhD
Principal, Design With Science
 
Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
Founder and President, The CARITAS Project
 
Tama Duffy Day FIIDA, FASID
Principal and Firmwide Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader, Gensler
 
Michael Hanley
Senior Associate, Regional Health & Wellness Practice Leader, Gensler
 
Britta Larson
Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted
 
James Mladucky
Director of Planning and Construction, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
 
Iliana A. Mora MUPP
Chief Operating Officer, Erie Family Health Center
 
Gregory Splinter AIA
, SPLINTER ARCHITECTS
 
Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Assistant Superintendent, Texas Department of State Health Services
 
Fiona de Vos PhD
Owner, Studio dVO
 
Heather Fennimore
President, Global Healthcare, Humanscale
 
Francis Murdock Pitts FACHA, FAIA, OAA
President, architecture+

Imagine… living and working in a supportive community that conveniently provides those resources that enable you to flourish… shelter, food, employment, health and medical services, transportation, community engagement, support... Imagine being in a place that fully supports the greatest possibility of YOU.....


This year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Pre-Conference Workshop will feature an innovative Chicago-area facility that does just that, the Center on Halsted and the Town Hall Apartments.  The highlight of the workshop will be a panel discussion of local experts and project team members. The workshop will take place at Navy Pier on Monday.

Click here for the full description and schedule.

PARTICIPANTS WILL:
1.  Gain insight into how ‘Generative Space’ design creates ‘A Place to Flourish’®
2.  Engage in break-out sessions with experts who will inspire, challenge, and engage you
3.  Have opportunities to invigorate your passion and commitment to be an agent for change
4.  Be able to tour the Center on Halsted and the Town Hall Apartments on Thursday, October 8th, between 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, with an on-site briefing and lunch

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ROOM 329

10/6/2015  |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

G03: 2015 Chicago Healthcare Student Charette – Part One

SPEAKERS
 
Terence B. Houk AIA, ACHE
Associate Principal – the Eckroth Planning Group, Student Charette Co-Creator
 
David M. Nienhueser, Associate AIA, ACHE
Senior Associate – Kaufman Hall, Student Charette Co-Creator

Through the Looking Glass:  How would today’s students (next year’s healthcare design leaders!) re-envision a significant current healthcare project here in Chicago?  Can the veil of real-world constraints be lifted by an unencumbered approach?

Continuing the tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, the visionary Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year. 
Brokered through a partnership of Assa Abloy, The CARITAS Project, Chicago AIA and the CAIA Healthcare Knowledge Community, the Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year.  This continuing tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, and how they might approach those needs, brings to Symposium attendees the fresh vision critical to challenging the boundaries of the expected.  For the first time in this yearly series, students will be asked to review an ongoing healthcare project in the community; to offer up their imagination, their Generative approach, and show what might have been had we gone down a different rabbit hole.
In this two-part Generative Space Program ‘Special Event’, students from a range of design schools will share their learning and new visions with attendees.  Part One will include introductions, an overall briefing and orientation, and the students’ final presentations.  Part Two will have two elements: the first half will consist of a Panel of Experts in the field of Generative Space and Design Industry Leaders, who will offer their responses and questions to the students’ design presentations; while the second half will be devoted to overall audience interaction and discussion.  Note that attendees may attend either or both of these presentation sessions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn what comes of examining a project already underway and which aspects are most easily and beneficially influenced prior to completion.
2. Learn how to apply Generative Space design principles to health and healthcare service settings.
3. Learn how to conceptualize and document designs intended to make both systemic and sustainable improvements.
4. Learn relevant new information that could inform current and future projects.

 

Sponsored By  ASSA ABLOY
 

SPECIAL FEATURES

10/6/2015  |  2:30 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

2015 Chicago Healthcare Student Charette

Through the Looking Glass: How would today’s students (next year’s healthcare design leaders!) re-envision a significant current healthcare project here in Chicago? Can the veil of real-world constraints be lifted by an unencumbered approach?


Continuing the tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, the visionary Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year.


Brokered through a partnership of Assa Abloy, The CARITAS Project, Chicago AIA and the CAIA Healthcare Knowledge Community, the Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year. This continuing tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, and how they might approach those needs, brings to Symposium attendees the fresh vision critical to challenging the boundaries of the expected. For the first time in this yearly series, students will be asked to review an ongoing healthcare project in the community; to offer up their imagination, their Generative approach, and show what might have been had we gone down a different rabbit hole. In this two-part Generative Space Program ‘Special Event’, students from a range of design schools will share their learning and new visions with attendees.


Part One (2:30-3:30 PM) will include introductions, an overall briefing and orientation, and the students’ final presentations.


Part Two (4:00-5:00 PM) will have two elements: the first half will consist of a Panel of Experts in the field of Generative Space and Design Industry Leaders, who will offer their responses and questions to the students’ design presentations; while the second half will be devoted to overall audience interaction and discussion.


Note that attendees may attend either or both of these presentation sessions.

 


Sponsored By:         

 

ROOM 329

10/6/2015  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

G04: 2015 Chicago Healthcare Student Charette – Part Two

SPEAKERS
 
Terence B. Houk AIA, ACHE
Associate Principal – the Eckroth Planning Group, Student Charette Co-Creator
 
David M. Nienhueser, Associate AIA, ACHE
Senior Associate – Kaufman Hall, Student Charette Co-Creator

Through the Looking Glass:  How would today’s students (next year’s healthcare design leaders!) re-envision a significant current healthcare project here in Chicago?  Can the veil of real-world constraints be lifted by an unencumbered approach?

Continuing the tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, the visionary Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year. 
Brokered through a partnership of Assa Abloy, The CARITAS Project, Chicago AIA and the CAIA Healthcare Knowledge Community, the Chicago Healthcare Student Charette returns again for its third year.  This continuing tradition of exposing future minds to the world of healthcare facilities’ changing needs, and how they might approach those needs, brings to Symposium attendees the fresh vision critical to challenging the boundaries of the expected.  For the first time in this yearly series, students will be asked to review an ongoing healthcare project in the community; to offer up their imagination, their Generative approach, and show what might have been had we gone down a different rabbit hole.
In this two-part Generative Space Program ‘Special Event’, students from a range of design schools will share their learning and new visions with attendees.  Part One will include introductions, an overall briefing and orientation, and the students’ final presentations.  Part Two will have two elements: the first half will consist of a Panel of Experts in the field of Generative Space and Design Industry Leaders, who will offer their responses and questions to the students’ design presentations; while the second half will be devoted to overall audience interaction and discussion.  Note that attendees may attend either or both of these presentation sessions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn what comes of examining a project already underway and which aspects are most easily and beneficially influenced prior to completion.
2. Learn how to apply Generative Space design principles to health and healthcare service settings.
3. Learn how to conceptualize and document designs intended to make both systemic and sustainable improvements.
4. Learn relevant new information that could inform current and future projects.

 

Sponsored By  ASSA ABLOY
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ROOM 329

10/7/2015  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

G06: The Generative Space Primer: Learning From The 2015 ‘Generative Space Award’ Recipients

SPEAKERS
 
Wayne Ruga, PhD, FAIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID
Founder and President, The CARITAS Project

Meet the recipients of the 2015 ‘Generative Space Award’ (to be announced). See their submittals; learn from their presentations; engage with these leading pioneers in a discussion about how both systemic and sustainable improvements to health, healthcare, and wellbeing can be made through the design of the environment; and then plan your own strategy for submitting your pioneering projects to the 2016 ‘Generative Space Award’ in June 2016.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn how ‘action research’ can be applied to healthcare design projects.
2. Learn how to make systemic and sustainable improvements with generative space.
3. Learn how generative space can improve lives, organizations, and communities.
4. Learn how to make an award-winning submittal to the ‘Generative Space Award’.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = American Society of Interior Designers = Generative Space