Focal Point Community Campus aerial perspective Chicago HDR

Think Tank 2019

Metropolis and HDR present:

People, Place & the Social Correlates of Health


Healthcare providers have unique relationships to communities — relationships that are built on trust and a deep knowledge of residents’ diverse needs. On the southwest side of Chicago, one hospital sought to gain a thorough understanding of stakeholder expectations and perceptions related to health and wellness. What they learned is that residents desire a solution that goes beyond accessibility to care and treatment; they need a support system of the social correlates of health.


This discussion will explore a new model of community development that’s grounded in the principles of community wellness including access to health, education, green space, fresh food, public transportation, and affordable housing — designed to nurture the fabric of a community and its future.


  • Guy A. Medaglia, President and CEO, St. Anthony's Hospital/Focal Point Community Campus
  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Tom Trenolone, AIA, Design Director, HDR


  • Zachary Edelson, Digital Content Strategist, Metropolis magazine


April 11, 2019 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Program with Q & A
Reception and luncheon following

HDR's Chicago Design Studio
Inland Steel Building
30 West Monroe, Suite 700

1.5 AIA CEU Accredited

Please RSVP below by April 8, 2019

Can You Join Us?

Please RSVP here by April 8, 2019 if you plan to attend.

About Metropolis Think Tank

The Metropolis Think Tank is a continuing education program (AIA CEU HSW-accredited) that travels to leading architecture and design firms in key markets throughout North America. Think Tank conversations challenge architects, interior designers, manufacturers and experts in design to examine the strengths and weaknesses of current design-thinking and building within the areas of Education, Workplace, Wellness, Hospitality and Urban Design/Mixed-Use. Resulting intelligence is shared across Metropolis’s media channels in print and online.

About the Moderator

Zachary Edelson covers architecture, technology and urban planning for Metropolis, as well as a range of other topics from workplace design to furniture. He recently covered smart cities events and programming at CES, focusing on the future of urban transportation, and edited a feature article in the January-February issue that explores the technologies that went into the Hudson Yards mega development. Zachary holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.