Design

TUESDAY, 12 September 2017

Designing a healthcare facility that provides a positive patient experience, while being fit for purpose is one of the largest challenges for architects worldwide. Traditional designs in this region have often failed to involve the main user groups from early enough in the building process, leading to inefficient and often dangerous outcomes.

This session will emphasize the importance of early partnerships between the architects, contractors, ministries and the end users to maximize efficiency. The benefits of engaging communities in the design process will be illustrated through successful regional and international case studies demonstrating how these partnerships have led to state of the art designs. The session will offer guidance on how to ensure facilities are designed with flexibility and efficiency high on theagenda to enable successful adaptation further down the line.

Key Topics

  • Designing for flexibility and efficiency in a facility
  • How to incorporate patient experience and wellness into design
  • Engaging communities to create world class facilities
  • Innovations in design

Benefits of Attending

  • Discuss the benefits of partnerships between ministries, designers, contractors and end users from early in the process to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Identify that flexibility and efficiency need to be high on the design agenda to ensure your facility will be able to withstand advancements in technology and standards.
  • Recognize how to incorporate patient experience and wellness intothe design to ensure patient satisfaction

Chair: Ahmad Soueid, Principal and Senior Vice President, HDR, Washington, USA

Ahmad Soueid, Principal and Senior Vice President, HDR, Washington, USA 

Terence Houk, Vice President, HKS, Washington, USA
Malek Al Moosa, CEO, Almoosa Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA

Bruce K. Komiske, Vice President, New Hospital Design and Construction, Erlanger, Tennessee, USA

Theme: How to design for flexibility and efficiency in a facility

Moderator: Ahmad Soueid, Principal and Senior Vice President, HDR, Washington, USA

Panellists:

  • Terence Houk, Vice President, HKS, Washington, USA
  • Amr Mohamed Elsayed Metwally, Head of Architecture Division PMC, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Principal and Founding Partner, AGi architects, Kuwait
  • Manivel Perisamy, Director, Facilities Management, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

12:15 – 14:00 Visit the exhibition


14:00 – 16:15: Build Session


Speakers

  • Ahmad Soueid, Principal and Senior Vice President, HDR, Washington, USA
  • Amr Mohamed Elsayed Metwally, Head of Architecture Division PMC, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Bruce K. Komiske, Vice President, New Hospital Design and Construction, Erlanger, Tennessee, USA
  • Malek Al Moosa, CEO, Al Moosa Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Manivel Perisamy, Director, Facilities Management, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Nasser B. Abulhasan, Principal and Founding Partner, AGi architects City, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Terence Houk, Vice President, HKS, Washington, USA