Davis Presents at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego, CA

Posted December 9, 2014 by Kyle Hoogewind

“The Healthcare Design Conference is the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. With roughly 4000 participants at the Healthcare Design Conference, this is the industry’s best-attended conference where attendees can earn up to 21 continuing education credits, network with peers, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.” –Healthcare Design Magazine

Staff from Davis Partnership Architects had an exciting opportunity to lead three different sessions at the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego, CA.


Know When to Hold ’Em, Know When to Fold ’Em: The Efficacy of Templates in Healthcare Design

Val Williams, ACHA, AIA, Associate/Healthcare Planner, Davis Partnership P.C. Architects
Martha S. Carlson, Senior Project Manager – Design, Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services

How good are templates? Do they streamline the design process, or do they hinder planning and design innovation? This roundtable follows a case study of a large multispecialty clinic for Kaiser Permanente while using templates. The design team, the local users and leadership, and the national facilities team joined forces to evaluate the efficacy of templates and standards in healthcare design. By reviewing and testing the templates with the users, both before and after construction, the entire team found ways to incorporate and improve upon templates and standards for a better overall design. Hear their story and discuss the implications of their findings.

Faster? Not Without Innovation, Collaboration, and Trust

Tim Conroy, AIA, Senior Vice President, FKP Architects
Robyn Linstrom, AIA, LEEP AP, Associate, Davis Partnership Architects
Scott Richards, CHC, Construction Manager, Saunders Construction Inc.
Rhonda Skallan, Director I Planning, Design and Construction, Children’s Hospital Colorado

The FKP Architects/Davis Partnership Team was selected and challenged to design a new 187,000-square-foot hospital for Children’s Hospital Colorado and have it online within 24 months. What happened in between is a story of commitment, innovation, expertise, collaboration, trust and­—through it all—friendships.This presentation explores the challenges faced and innovative solutions achieved—through the eyes of the owner, architect, and contractor—to meet an accelerated schedule. Three innovative solutions were implemented, including technology, design assistance by sub-trades, and a seasoned owner facilitating a clear decision process.

Developing and Testing an Evidence-Based Patient Room Design Checklist and Evaluation Tool

Xiaobo Quan, PhD, EDAC, Senior Researcher, The Center for Health Design
Ann H. Adams, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, Associate Principal, Green Belt Lean Certified for Facilities Design
Nancy Dahlberg, RN,MSN,CCRN, Unit Manager, Kadlec Regional Medical Center

This session focuses on the methodology and the results of a three-year research project conducted by The Center for Health Design to create an evidence-based tool for design decision-making and post-occupancy evaluation of three types of inpatient rooms (med-surg, intensive care, and maternity care). The validity and reliability of the tool have been tested and improved through several iterations using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Attendees to this session will have a first look at the newly finalized tool and learn about the methodology of developing the tool and the pilot testing results.