E26 A Culture of Health: Let’s Redefine What Health Is

  • Room: Sun Ballroom D
  • Session Number:E26
Sunday, November 12, 2017: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM


Alberto Salvatore AIA, NCARB, EDAC
Associate Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader
Perkins + Will
Breeze Glazer LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate
Robin Guenther , FAIA, LEED Fellow


This presentation will redefine what health is and identify the direct relationship between the built environment and health. These impacts will be covered at a range of scales—the design of rooms, buildings, campuses, cities, and beyond. Designing for health promotion can be directed at specific health challenges, or toward more holistic solutions ranging from changing product chemistry to neighborhood design. Presenters will identify an implementation strategy to embed a “culture of health” in your projects. Case studies and demonstrable examples from around the world illuminate how healthcare organizations and designers are working at all geographic scales to remake health-promoting places, spaces, and things.


Learning Objectives

Define the value of bringing a culture of health to design projects. Contrast the traditional clinical care delivery model of health with the new definition of health. Utilize the functional program to document culture of health design interventions. Address the environment of care components in an evidence-based design process to achieve a culture of health.

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