The AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2017 is an exciting annual event designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas, and multi-disciplinary interaction between students and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of future healthcare architects, engineers, and construction managers. Students from four different universities will bring creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette. This session will be an overview of the three-day-long AAIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018 followed by presentations by the winning teams.
Review & discuss the current state of today's professional education in the fields of architecture, healthcare design, architectural engineering & construction management.
Identify key issues that will help groom better healthcare design leaders of the future.
Explore the success that comes from a multi-disciplinary & inter-professional collaboration between architects, engineers & contractors.
Discuss highly successful student projects developed during a 48hr student charrette under the guidance of expert faculty & industry advisors.