Open to the public
The majority of the content will focus on the philosophies and methods of the conception, programming, planning, design, operation and maintenance of health facilities used during pandemics and other unforeseen eventualities. Society has changed, demographics have changed, and we have an aging population that has created entirely new demands on individuals, families and society. At the same time, we have had changes in medical reimbursement and insurance coverage that also play an important role in determining the type, scope, location, accessing, staffing, design, construction and operation and maintenance of these new types of facilities. The theme of the fall 2020 “Architecture for Health” Visiting Lecture Series is: “SURGE CAPACITY: Health Care Preparedness for all hazards Response, including alternative care settings and reinstituted shuttered hospitals” and begins with recognized and experienced physicians, public health professionals, health care administrators in health care facilities, and architectural designers and builders are responding to regional health needs by developing new, innovative healthcare facilities, technology and communications systems and networks that must be linked to the needs of people throughout our communities who are developing or already have medical issues, “said Professor George J. Mann, Architect AIA and Director of the Continuing Education Lecture Series at the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. The underlying thesis is that the process and implementation of health facility designs inherently one that requires a creative approach and effective teamwork between health professionals, health administrators, “architecture for health” designers, constructors, and operation and maintenance professionals, working as a team to develop appropriate health facilities for the benefit of the patients in need, their families and the general public.
College Station, TX
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Attendees will learn how disaster preparedness and health facility planning and design has evolved over the last 100 years.
2. Attendees will understand the interdisciplinary nature of health facility planning and design and the need for a common language, and understanding of current medical treatments.
3. Attendees will understand the health issues associated with unforeseen patient surges, current approaches toward medical treatment, and the programming, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of health facilities.
4. Attendees will learn to explore and evaluate health and hospital design through real-world case studies. Many of the speakers will present actual case studies of their completed behavioral health projects in detail.
William R. Manning
Texas A&M University