The American College of Healthcare Architects created the Legacy Project Award to celebrate health care architecture that has demonstrated superior planning and excellence in design performance over an extended period, and which continues to influence the field. Because of the evolving definition of health care and consequent changes in facility needs, this program will identify past iconic work as a legacy reference for the very different future; postulate about the facility implications of that future; and identify various principles that can create bridges to the facilities of the future.
This session will enable attendees to:
Identify the principles that define iconic work that may continue to influence health care facilities in the future.
Discuss the impact of technological acceleration, personal health metrics, and virtual health care systems as phenomena that will influence future health care facility needs.
Recognize various means for repurposing and restructuring current facility and real estate assets to extend their useful life.
Explain the skills and knowledge those currently involved in health care facility planning, design, and construction will need to transition the future.