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Healthcare Design Leaders to Discuss Environment, Community at UM School of Architecture

A dynamic field at the threshold of significant change, healthcare is redefining its role in relation to community. From medical kiosks to urban health districts, the design of healthcare environments is responding to policy, science, technology and care-delivery innovations. At the same time, chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death in the U.S., and an abundance of research has shown relationships between chronic diseases and the built environment. This symposium brings together leaders in healthcare design to discuss designing hospitals and medical centers as healthy, livable urban districts; healthcare and community and building the new healthcare paradigm.

David Allison will open the colloquium with a presentation on the potential for hospitals and medical centers to become healthy urban districts. The CEO panel will offer perspectives on how each system is addressing healthcare delivery in relation to the larger context of community. The designer panel will discuss opportunities for a new paradigm in the building of healthcare facilities responsive to these changes and situated to provide a framework for the future. A Q&A will follow each panel. The colloquium provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural, business, healthcare and planning communities.

The colloquium is sponsored by the Miami Chapter of the AIA and the Miami Center for Architecture and Design. The colloquium provides 3 HSW Learning Units of continuing educational credit. NOTE: All AIA Members will be reported. All non-members will receive certificates.


  • David Allison, FAIA, FACHA, alumni distinguished professor, director of graduate studies in architecture + health, Clemson University
  • Steven F. Falcone, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs & chief executive of UHealth Clinical Practice; associate vice president for medical affairs, professor of radiology, neurological surgery and ophthalmology
  • Roberta Luskin-Hawk, M.D., CEO, Presence Health Lakeshore Region, Chicago, Illinois
  • Michael D. Robinson, CEO and senior vice president of operations, Memorial Regional Medical Center and Richmond Community Hospital
  • Sheila Elijah-Barnwell, Ph.D., AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, director, healthcare research and education, HDR Architecture, Inc.
  • Jason Harper AIA, LEED AP, associate principal, senior medical planner, Perkins+Will, New York, New York
  • Lindsey Willke, LEED, GA, associate AIA, healthcare and urban designer, HKS Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Joanna Lombard, professor, University of Miami School of Architecture and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Rodolphe el-Khoury, Ph.D., dean, University of Miami School of Architecture

Time and location: 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., March 20; Jewell and Stanley Glasgow Hall, Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center

To purchase tickets, see the EventBrite page. Interested media should contact Annette Gallagher at For directions and parking information, see the school website.

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Posted March 11, 2015

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