• Lecture/Panel
  • Wed, Oct 21
  • 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • The Art Institute of Chicago | Nichols Trustees Suite
  • 25 General Admission, Registration Required.

Earn 2 AIA LUs 

It’s no secret the population is aging. While that’s due in part to incredible advancements in healthcare that have turned the table on once fatal diagnoses, living longer often means living with more healthcare needs. The design of facilities catering to those needs is integral to the quality of care. With the recent shift from volume-based to value-based care, patient comfort and safety—for young and old alike—become paramount. How best to accommodate that in the physical space is a challenge architects face. In this symposium, Architectural Record has gathered a panel of experts to examine trends in the design of a variety of healthcare facilities, from academic and research centers to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and assisted living housing.

Panelists will present current projects and discuss the issues and challenges of designing for today's healthcare industry.


  • Sandy Faurot, AIAVice President, RTKL
  • Ralph Johnson, FAIAGlobal Design Director, Perkins and Will
  • Joan L. Suchomel, AIADirector, Senior Medical Planner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Following the presentations Cathleen McGuiganArchitectural Record editor-in-chief will moderate a discussion.

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