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2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

October 9 - 11, 2022

Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX
United States

This year’s Healthcare Design Expo & Conference will feature several presentations from our healthcare designers and researchers, awards for recent projects, people, and teams, and a Breaking Through Competition Finals appearance. Here’s the rundown for attendees:


The Healthcare Design Awards Luncheon Sunday, Oct. 9 | Noon CDT

Waldkliniken Eisenberg won the Award of Merit and the Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was recognized as a finalist in the Showcase Awards. In addition, Healthcare Design Magazine has named Anosha Zanjani a Rising Star.

For the first time in the history of the HCD10 Awards, a project team has been named Outstanding Organization. Representatives from the PennFIRST integrated project delivery team responsible for the Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will be recognized at the luncheon.

The Center for Health Design Awards and Changemaker Keynote Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. CDT

The Center for Health Design has recognized three HDR projects as part of its Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Awards. Great Plains Health received the Platinum Level Award, while the Sheltering Arms Institute and Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital received the Silver Level Award. The Sheltering Arms Institute was also awarded Honorable Mention in the Alternative Settings category of the Healthcare Environment Awards.

The Breaking Through Competition Finals

Monday, Oct. 10 at 2:15 p.m. CDT

Bionica, a conceptual design developed by an HDR team in our Los Angeles architecture studio, was selected as one of four finalists for the Breaking Through Competition. The HDR team will present live at the conference and the winner will be determined by attendee vote following the presentations.


Sunday, October 9

How the Clinical, Regulatory, and Built Environment will Shape the Future of Behavioral Health 1:45 p.m. CDT Presented by Brian Giebink (HDR), Anosha Zanjani (HDR), Ferial Asadies (HDR), and Allison Birnie (Huntington Hospital)

Functional, Operational, and Space Needs of Ambulatory Care Facilities 3 p.m. CDT Presented by Abigail Heithoff (HDR), Dr. Jeri Brittin (HDR), Samuel Weyand (HDR), and Jonathan Yoder (Goshen Physicians)

A Resilient Military Health Campus: Contingency Preparedness and Pandemic Response Capability 3 p.m. CDT Presented by Dan Friedman (HDR), Matt Suarez (HDR), Susana Erpestad (HDR), and Dr. Christopher Kiss (Defense Health Agency - Facilities Enterprise)

Monday, October 10

One Size Can Fit All: Immersive Design Events to Realize Time and Cost Savings 9:30 a.m. CDT

Presented by Angela Holcomb (HDR), Nibu Samuel (HDR), Don Futrell (Moffitt Cancer Center), and Mary Alcaraz (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

Tuesday, October 26 

Clarifying On-Stage and Off-Stage Models for Inpatient and Outpatient Care 2:30 p.m. EDT

Presented by Abigail Heithoff (HDR), Francesqca Jimenez (HDR), Annette Himelick (HDR), and Josh Rohatinsky (Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital)