Architecture for Health Panel

What is Architecture for Health Panel

The Architecture for Health Panel (AHP) is a Pacific Northwest committee of individuals who are interested in healthcare architecture and the effort to improve the quality of planning, operation, design and construction of health care facilities. The diverse membership brings together architects and related disciplines interested in the development and practice of design excellence three times per year for a day of sessions and tours.

Questions? Contact AHP:
Erin Couch, Chair,
Chris Carlson, Chair-Elect,

Why Join?

Subscriber Benefits

  • Presentations on cutting edge design and healthcare delivery models at each meeting.
  • Tour interesting new health facility projects each year.
  • On-the-Boards presentations by regional architects at each meeting; showing design work currently underway.
  • 5 HSW/LU credit hours per meeting – 15 per year sanctioned by the AIA, or self-report for credit to EDAC, USGBC and other organizations.
  • Up to the moment information related to health facility licensing, building codes, other related organizations activities and special notices.
  • Great networking opportunities with regional architects, consulting engineers, owner representatives and contractors; all involved in health facilities design and construction.

AHP 2017 Subscription Costs

AIA Members
Non-AIA Members
Retired AIA
Washington/Oregon Department of Health
*These costs do not include attendance to the AIA Seattle Medical Design Forum.

Meeting Costs

AHP Subscribers
$25 for Lunch
Non-AHP Subscribers
$75 ($50 for Meeting + $25 for Lunch)

Upcoming AHP Events:

Fall: September 22, 2017 Portland
Topic: Economics of Healthcare
Tour: TBD

Past AHP Events:

Summer Meeting, June 23, 2017
“Ambulatory Surgical Centers”

Swedish Polyclinic Ambulatory Surgical Center
Clearview Eye & Laser Steel vs Wood Decision Making
Clearview Eye & Laser PLLC Lessons Learned
Managing and Planning Inpatient Ambulatory and Outpatient Surgery
WA Department of Health
UW Valley Medical Center

Spring Meeting, April 14, 2017
“Retail Health”

Experience Design for Health
Rethinking the Design for Express Care
Basecamp Case Study
GoHealth Urgent Care_Legacy
Indigo Urgent Care_Multicare


Fall Meeting, October 14, 2016
“Aging Infrastructure”

Resilience and the Healthcare Industry
Tools for Building Assessment
Lessons Learned from a Seismic Retrofit of Emanuel Hospital
Infrastructure Upgrade and Patient Room Remodel

Summer Meeting, June 3, 2016
“It’s all about the healthcare”

Pacific Tower
Healthcare Simulation
The Many Faces of Healthcare
MultiCare Covington Medical Center

Spring Meeting, April 8, 2016
Behavioral Health: Shifting Paradigms of Holistic Health

Dougy Center
OHSU Center for Health and Healing South
Peace Health Behavioral Health
Seattle Children’s Psychiatric and Behavioral Medicine Unit
Unity Center for Behavioral Health
Unity Inpatient
Willamette Valley Behavioral Health Facility