HOUSTON, Texas — PageSoutherlandPage announces its Associate Principal Kurt M. Neubek, FAIA, FHFI, CFM, LEED AP, EDAC , has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual Healthcare Facility Project Development Symposium, being held Oct. 23 – 27 at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Kurt, a Fellow of the Health Facility Institute and Director of Healthcare for the Houston office of PageSoutherlandPage, will speak at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. His address, “Trends in Healthcare Design – What We’re Seeing Now,” will feature a survey of recent healthcare projects from the United States and abroad, assembled from multiple PageSoutherlandPage offices.
It will provide a “virtual tour” of various new and still-being-designed facilities, plus an analysis of the trends and decision drivers that shaped these facilities during 2000-08 (a period of growth and stability) and during the recession of 2009 – 11. He will also look at the effects of the Affordable Care Act on healthcare facility decision-making and construction. Other topics Kurt will explore include sustainability, evidence-based design, patient safety, lean processes and commissioning.
Best known professionally for his expertise in programming and strategic planning, Kurt is one of the few registered architects in the country specializing in these areas, and he has programmed and planned literally tens of millions of square feet of space across the United States and abroad for a diverse array of building types. He has provided pre-design services for a multitude of healthcare and educational building types worldwide and has been responsible for programming and planning more than six million square feet of hospital, ambulatory, psychiatric and medical office building space.
Kurt is accomplished in a wide variety of analytical, decision-making and facilitating techniques, and he has the unique ability to take overwhelming amounts of data—both quantitative and qualitative—and abstract it to easily understood information that supports informed decision-making. A frequent speaker on healthcare programming and planning, he is well regarded for his understanding of how healthcare facilities work.
With roots extending back to 1898, PageSoutherlandPage has more than 400 employees and offices in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Washington, D.C. PageSoutherlandPage provides architecture, interiors, consulting and engineering services throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the healthcare, government, academic, science and technology, corporate and urban housing sectors.