jacobs medical centerJoan Suchomel will be co-presenting, “2017 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards,” at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) on June 21 in New York. Joan – who served in 2016 as President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), previous to her joining CannonDesign – will join a panel of industry experts to present all seven 2017 award-winning projects and share details that stood out in both winning and non-winning entries.

In 2017, UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center received this esteemed honor, with the AIA/AAH jury stating that the exterior has a “feeling of fluidity that tracks all the way around the building” and that the interior “exudes a sense of calm in a spa-like atmosphere that says you are cared for here.” When reflecting on the building as a whole, the AIA/AAH jury’s key phrase was “total design integration” based on how the hospital demonstrates a “consistent design vocabulary, inside and out.”

If you’re interested in how design helps define the clinical model of care, which aspects of design contribute to a patient-centered environment, or how to promote your own design success, this session is for you. To register for the conference, which runs June 21 to 23, visit the A’18 official website and search for “TH508” in the schedule.

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