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Health SES 2017


February 16, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 PM


Denton A. Cooley, M.D. and Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St, Houston, TX 77030

Health Symposium Exhibition & Social (SES) annually provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities. The event includes happy hour, a seminar, and a panel discussion focusing on a new era of growth and innovation in the healthcare industry.


Keynote Speaker:

Jessica Traver
Co-founder & CEO of  IntuiTap Medical 


- Christina Maroulis - Director of Facilities planning at MD Anderson
- Dallas Felder, AIA LEED AP - Design Principal with HDR 
- Caroline Bringham - Architectural major and senior at Rice University 
- Katy Bustamante, OTR, CSRS - Occupational Therapist, Chi Baylor St. Luke's Med Ctr
- Jennifer Aliber, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP Principal with Shepley Bulfinch 
- Kate Renner, AIA, EDAC, LSSCE, LEED AP BD+C, Associate with HKS


“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” – Steven Johnson

As architects serving health care clients, expanding our thinking beyond individual buildings to embrace a broader definition of health care is essential in innovating.  Health care has made astonishing advances in recent years. Delivery of treatments is often inefficient, ineffective and consumer unfriendly.  As medical errors continue to mount, along with soaring health care costs, the system is in need of more innovative solutions in every aspect of health care in its delivery to consumers.

To truly impact not just space, but human lives through space, devices and human interaction, we need new tools and approaches to design.  In this presentation we will talk about going beyond boundaries of our disciplines to take chances while learning to fail fast and testing and stretching beyond what we historically know.  Creating partnerships with our clients and knowing the forces behind innovation is important.  Industry players, funding, public policy, technology, customers, and accountability can either help or hinder efforts in innovation. 

“We need approaches to the solutions that aren’t just arithmetic and additive, but are in some sense logarithmic. This will require us to reach across historic boundaries and unlock the potential of collaboration across the usual disciplines.” Jeffrey S. Flier, MD – Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University


SES Events:

  • SES Student Design Competition
  • 2017 Seminar, Exhibit and Social


SES Schedule:

           5:30 - 6:15 PM        Reception/Vendor Exhibition
           6:15 - 7:00 PM        Keynote Address
           7:00 - 7:45 PM        Panel Discussion
           7:45 PM                  Student Competition Award


SES Pricing:

Interns - $20.00 | AIA Member - $40.00 | Non Member - $80.00    

Onsite registration will be available at the event.  

          1.5 HSW Learning Units (SES)
           All AIA Members will be reported
           All Non Members will receive certificates