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2021 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

December 6 - 8, 2021

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX
United States

The 2021 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will feature the following presentations from our healthcare architects, designers and planners.

Our HFSE Presentations

Monday, December 6

More than Skin Deep: The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre
3 p.m. CST
Presented by Barbara Miszkiel (HDR), Scott Barron (HDR), and Anton Rabindran (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

For the first Canadian centre of its kind, leading the way for revolutionary solutions to devastating brain disorders including stroke, dementia, ALS, mood and anxiety, while providing leading-edge care, this 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 have known for decades the positive impact design can have on our mental health. But what has been done to rethink our model of “mental health facility” for more positive outcomes is either inconsistent, sporadic or constrained by public perception. Discover how an architect and client team worked together to challenge the boundaries of established thinking through a consistent evidence-based approach to design for mental health within a dense urban campus in order to address the mental health and wellness of all inpatients, outpatients, caregivers, researchers and the broader community.

Wednesday, December 8

Top 10 Cautions for Adaptive Reuse in Ambulatory Care Projects
8:30 a.m. CST

Moderated by Jill Bergman (HDR), speakers include Alejandro Iriarte (HDR), William Bartley (Rudolph and Sletten), Jon Inman (Mazzetti Engineering) and Ken King (El Camino Hospital)

This panel will be a reflective evaluation from various recent experiences in renovations and retrofits of Ambulatory Care and Outpatient Medical-Office projects set in non-traditional-healthcare building types. The panel will be comprised of one client, one mechanical/electrical engineer, one architect, and one general contractor. Each will share their top items, concerns and cautions to address at three key times — site selection, at pre-design and pre-construction. More than just lessons learned, this panel will share insights to improve future projects and avoid unexpected surprised as more renovation projects are occurring in building types that were not originally designed to support ambulatory and outpatient building system needs. Types of non-traditional adaptive reuse building examples: grocery stores, banks, strip malls, drug stores, factories and older office buildings.