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CONFERENCE SESSIONS                                                                                                       CONFERENCE SESSIONS

                                               MONDAY, DECEMBER 6                                                                                                        MONDAY, DECEMBER 6

                           3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                      SPEAKERS                                                                                                                  can have on our mental health. But what has been
                                                                  Linzi Eggers, Senior Designer, Cloud Gehshan                                                                              done to rethink our model of “mental health facility” for
               Empathic wayfinding: more cues,                    Ian Goldberg, Principal, Cloud Gehshan                                                                                    more positive outcomes is either inconsistent, sporadic
               smarter tech and fewer signs                       Andrew Shinn, Senior Planner, Real Estate, Planning,                                                                      or constrained by public perception. Discover how an
                                                                  Construction, Brigham and Women’s Hospital                                                                                architect and client team worked together to challenge
               Many  tools comprise  an  intuitive wayfinding  system                                                                                                                       the  boundaries  of established  thinking  through  a
               - some static, some digital. For Brigham and Women’s                                                                                                                         consistent evidence-based approach to design for
               Hospital’s wayfinding master designers looked at the          3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                              mental health within a dense urban campus in order
               door-to-door visitor experience with a goal of a helpful                                                                                                                     to address the mental health and wellness of all -
               and comprehensive system that would alleviate visitor   Life Safety Master Planning - The next                                                                               inpatients, outpatients, caregivers, researchers and the
               anxiety and stress. A web-based customizable app was   10 years                                                                                                              broader community.
               developed to give step-by-step assistance. The system
               employs geo-magnetic positioning which eliminates the   Health care facilities are designed for a life cycle. Many                                                               sponsored by:
               need  to install and  maintain beacons. The app has  a   facilities are renovated many times it the buildings
               map feature that adds technology, showing a person’s   life cycle. Over the course of these renovations and                control over individuals choosing not to comply with
               position in real time. Multiple search options help   upgrades the applicable codes have changed. Some                     pandemic standards. As the industry advances, is there
               ease the process. Signage clarifies entrance options,   requirements for new are more stringent and some                   a future safe haven for our active older adults who want
               especially important since BW resides in the dense   are less stringent. This presentation will outline how to             the engagement of community without the risk?     SPEAKERS
               Longwood Medical Area. Staff highlight a visitor’s route   do a life safety master plan. It will also point out some                                                         Scott Barron, OAA, AAA, RAIC., Senior Architect, HDR
               on simplified printed maps with bilingual directories. A   advantages of not retaining old life safety configurations.     During this session, attendees will learn how     Architecture Associates Inc
               reorganized interior circulation strategy, reduction in sign   sponsored by:                                               different independent living options fared during the   Barbara Miszkiel, OAA, AAPEI, FRAIC, LEED AP, EDAC,
               quantity, clear nomenclature and decreased information                                                                     pandemic and analyze solutions. The remainder of the   Director, Health, HDR Architecture Associates Inc
               load reduce visitor stress when navigating the facility.                                                                   presentation will focus on Summerville at Francis Place,   Anton Rabindran, P. Eng., Project Manager,
                                                                                                                                          a project currently under construction in St. Louis, MO,   Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
                                                                                                                                          built with the above mentioned concerns in mind.
                                                                  Michael A. Crowley, PE, FSFPE, FASHE, Principal
                                                                  Advisor, Fire Protection Engineering, Coffman                           SPEAKERS
                                                                  Engineers, Inc                                                          Susan Bruker RA, Principal, Lawrence Group
                                                                                                                                          Maureen Dunn, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiative, St.
                                                                                                                                          Andrews Resources for Seniors System
                                                                             3:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                            Mary Alice Ryan, President/CEO, St. Andrews

                                                                                                                                          Resources for Seniors System
                                                                  Is There a Safe Haven for Active, Older
                                                                  Adults During a Pandemic?
                                                                                                                                                     3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
                                                                  The  pandemic  has dramatically  affected  the senior
                                                                  living industry, including active adults who are members                More than Skin Deep: The Garry Hurvitz
                                                                  of a life community or considering retirement living.                   Brain Sciences Centre
                                                                  As communities worked to develop new game plans,
                                                                  some residual effects include: Disenchantment with                      For the first Canadian centre of its kind, leading the
                                                                  the life care community concept due to isolation, fear                  way for revolutionary solutions to devastating brain
                                                                  of community living due to potential virus exposure,                    disorders including stroke, dementia, ALS, mood
                                                                  limited technology and social connectivity, loss of staff,              and anxiety, while providing leading-edge care, this
                                                                  empty apartment units, financial burdens and limited                    design is “more than skin deep”; making research and
                                                                                                                                          discovery transparent while embracing the community
                                                                                                                                          as a vital part of the client’s journey to recovery. We
                     Please be sure to visit for full descriptions and updated speakers.               have known for decades the positive impact design

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