AIA/CAH 2019 Fall Event

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October 23, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
McCoy Rockford
6869 Old Katy Road
Houston, TX 77024

Brought to you by the Committee on Architecture for Health

Committee on Architecture for Health invites you to join us for the AIA/CAH 2019 Fall  Social and Speaker Event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.



USP 797/800 Pharmacies: Architectural and MEP Strategies to Assure Compliance
– presented by Annabella Koloskov, Senior Associate, EYP; Aric Murray, Principal, Smith Seckman Reid; and Richard Maples, Senior Project Manager, m Strategic Partners. 

Learn the basic Architectural and MEP requirements for hospital pharmacy clean rooms and how to work within the parameters of USP 797/800 compounding pharmacy standards to achieve the best outcome for day one compliance.  Best practices to navigate the current standards, different alternatives to meeting the standard, and associated pros and cons of each will be discussed.  Presenters will delve into the upcoming USP 800 requirements for hazardous drug storage to help hospital pharmacies prepare for this new standard anticipated to become official December 1, 2019.

1.0 AIA HSW/Learning Unit


Speaker Bios: 

  • Annabella Koloskov, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Medical Planner

Annabella’s early interest in healthcare was influenced by her father who was a physician and her pre-med work as a research assistant. An unpleasant personal experience within a hospital sparked her to change course. Recognizing the facility’s design made little sense to patients and was worsening their experience, she decided to become an architect specializing in the complexities of healthcare planning.

Twenty years later, Annabella practices an open-minded approach listening, engaging, collaborating and leading our clients into the future of healthcare delivery. With the added value of her personal experience, she facilitates discussions to advance a strategic plan, establish guiding principles, and build consensus among all stakeholders. She helps clients consider all the options to maximize their space in ways they might not have, based on LEAN methodologies and what evidence tells us.

Annabella is especially enthusiastic about diagnostic and treatment areas including oncology spaces. Working with doctors, clinicians, staff, patient and family advisory groups from pre-design through design development, she aligns spaces to represent what is important to everyone while accommodating the rapidly changing requirements of the industry.

  • Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP, Principal

Aric Murray is a Principal and Mechanical Engineer with Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR).  He manages large healthcare projects for clients in and around the Houston area and has more than 21 years of experience in the industry.  His expertise in a multitude of mechanical and plumbing systems is a vast resource for his associates and clients.  He is known for creative solutions to engineering challenges, and routinely applies new and innovative technology in his design with an eye toward sustainability. He is a contributing member of ASHRAE, TAHFM, and the Houston Area Association for Hospital Engineering where he served in past roles as Treasurer and President.

  • Richard Mapes, Senior Project Manager

Richard, Senior Project Manager with m Strategic Partners, Inc., has more than 37 years in the A/E/C industry and brings his expertise in working with facility capital and infrastructure upgrade projects. This includes a wide spectrum of project types ranging from air handler and emergency generator replacements, to MRI and Cath Lab renovations, and pharmacy upgrades – all in active working healthcare facilities. Richard manages projects simultaneously across multiple campuses in Houston. He leads the project teams by preparing and monitoring project schedules and budgets, contract negotiation, and administration communication.



The event provides a great opportunity for networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities.

Lite bites and wine provided

5:30 - 6:30 pm Social/Networking
6:30 - 7:30 pm Speaker


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