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Registration & Information

What is healthcare architecture and what does it mean to be a healthcare design professional?

Join us as we "Mind the Gap" between what you learned in school and what you learn in a professional studio. Mind the Gap is intended to introduce architecture students and professionals to healthcare architecture through education and practice while creating a dialogue among practitioners and educators.

Begin defining the core skills emerging professionals should have when entering the healthcare architecture profession through knowledge sharing and practice-based presentations from Array and other local design professionals.

Date:   Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:   Herman Miller Showcase Room
   900 G Street NW
 Suite 100
 Washington, DC 20001
Is there a registration fee associated with this event?
No, this free event is open to all students and professionals who wish to attend. Please confirm your attendance by completing the registration form no later than March 17, 2017. 

Schedule at a Glance

11:30 AM Registration Opens
12:00 PM Career Fair & Lunch
1:00 PM Welcome
1:30 PM Professional Presentations
2:30 PM Healthcare Through Education Presentation
3:30 PM Networking Break
3:45 PM Defining Your Professional Skills - Panel Discussion
4:45 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Career Fair (Continued)
6:00 PM Mix & Mingle
  Penn Social Bar
801 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Need more information?

Contact Jennifer Matthews (jmatthews@array-architects.com)

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Additional Information

Taking the Metro?

Herman Miller is closest to the Gallery Place / Chinatown Metro Station

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Need hotel accommodations?

Although Array does not offer a hotel block for this event, there are resources you can use to secure your accommodations, such as Kayak, Airbnb, Groupon, etc.

Hotel rates can range from $100+ and it is recommended to confirm a reservation within your means. 

Don't forget your...

Business Cards, resumes, business casual attire and an energetic readiness to learn and meet professionals.

Speakers & Sponsors

Adrian Hagerty

Adrian Hagerty, AIA, LEED AP
Array Architects | Principal and Regional Vice President, National Capital Region

Adrian built his career leading significant healthcare design projects in the National Capital Region for more than three decades. His passion for delivering healthcare design excellence is proven by successfully leading the design of numerous projects for many of the most noteworthy healthcare providers in the region. A strong advocate of integrated project delivery, he prides himself in building and maintaining positive relationships with the entire project delivery team, so every member feels a sense of ownership in the successful outcome of a project – ultimately exceeding the expectations of  his clients and healthcare provider stakeholders.

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Herman Miller | A&D Consultant – International Healthcare

With 25 years of healthcare planning and design experience, Jill utilizes an evidence-based approach to help clients maximize the strategic potential of their healthcare facilities. As Herman Miller’s International Healthcare Consultant, Jill supports all healthcare projects outside of North America. She has worked as a subject matter expert to the Herman Miller marketing, product development, and materials teams. Jill shares her continuous-improvement knowledge by conducting lean-for-healthcare simulations, as well as other industry specific knowledge units in North America, the Middle East, India and Australia. 

Heidi Jones-Huffman

Heidi Jones-Huffman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
ZGF Architects, LLP | Principal

Heidi Jones-Huffman draws daily inspiration from the opportunity to create spaces, which provide joy, comfort, relief, and dignity to patients, their families, and caretakers in a time of need. With 19 years of healthcare planning, design, and project management experience, Heidi’s projects have ranged from small scale renovations in operating facilities to the conceptual design of new health system campuses. With each project, Heidi advocates for flexible long term planning for future change, emphasis on user experience, and investment in quality materials and construction. Heidi’s clients have included University of Virginia, Providence Health & Services, Baptist Health South Florida, UNC Hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Kent Doss

Kent Doss, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Array Architects | Principal and Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region

As a firm principal with more than 20 years of professional experience, Kent is responsible for all phases of project delivery, from preliminary project planning through design and construction. His healthcare work has varied from small, focused interventions within existing facilities to large-scale, freestanding buildings. Kent is an advocate for quality design informed by thorough evaluation of real-world data, filtered through project-specific program, schedule and budget requirements.


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David Allison, FAIA, FACHA
Clemson University | Architecture + Health Graduate Program Director

An Alumni Distinguished Professor, David's teaching, research and scholarship involve the study of various relationships between health, healthcare and the built environment. David is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, as well as a Fellow and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Healthcare Design Magazine selected him in 2007 as one of “Twenty Making a Difference” and identified him as one of the most influential people in healthcare design in 2009, 2010 and 2012. Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14.


Sarah Wahlgren

Sarah Wahlgren, Assoc. AIA
AIAS | President

Sarah currently serves as the 2016 – 2017 AIAS National President. Originally from Austin, Texas, Sarah attended Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Architecture in May 2016. While at Auburn, Sarah attended the Rural Studio in 2013, studied abroad in Rome in 2014, and pursued urban studies at Auburn’s Urban Studio in Birmingham, Alabama for her fifth year. Her experience working with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has complemented a diverse education in social responsibility, community engagement and dignity through design. Through AIAS, Sarah has found her passion in serving as a life-long advocate for architecture and architecture students.

Kevin Haggerty

Kevin Haggerty
CBRE Healthcare | Senior Project Manager

A senior project manager for CBRE Healthcare - MedStar Health at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), Kevin has 10 years of healthcare design, development and construction experience. The Lead Project manager, Kevin manages complex healthcare renovations and is responsible for all aspects of planning, design and construction for all MWHC projects. He previously held similar positions working with Adventist Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente.

Fady Barmada

Fady Barmada, AIA, MBA, LEED AP, Lean Green Belt
Array Advisors | Principal and Strategy Advisory Practice Leader

Fady brings 20 years of healthcare asset and capital planning advising to his clients. Working with a wide range of healthcare organizations; community and children’s hospitals; academic medical centers; and real estate organizations, Fady has championed the expansion of nationally-recognized health systems, as well as healthcare-related academic and federal clients. His expertise focuses on strategic and capital planning; market assessment and clinical alignment; and real estate and physical asset portfolio optimization. Fady has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and as a proponent of Lean Process Improvement, he earned his Lean Six Sigma Belt from Villanova University.


Nordie Cantila

Nordie Cantila
Kaiser Permanente | Principal Medical Planner

Nordie earned his Master of Architecture in Healthcare Planning & Design (currently Architecture + Health) from Clemson University. Early in his architectural career, Nordie worked for three national firms, most recently ZGF Architects. As a Capmus Medical Facilities Planner with Cedars Sinai, Nordie couldn't possibly have known that 20 years later, he would play a key role as an owner's representative for facilities planning and design.




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Rolf K. Haarstad, AIA, LLED AP, ACHE
CR Goodman Associates | Senior Vice President

Rolf brings more than 30 years of professional experience to bear on the firm’s substantial healthcare portfolio while sharing responsibilities with the founders for firm strategy, design direction and branding. In addition to his professional role, Rolf is also the current chairman of the board for Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland. This combination of healthcare design and governance provides him a unique perspective on an ever-changing field.




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