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Designing new health facilities in African countries requires careful consideration of a particular country’s regional climate, cultural context, and construction methods so that the final product reflects local culture and provides essential health services to the community. When taking on this kind of project, architects must also respond to challenges that arise related to the country’s topography and infrastructure by depending on more widely used construction methods and local resources at the same time. This often means collaborating with local firms, contractors, and translators to ensure that all project details are conveyed correctly. Ultimately, the success of these new health facilities depends on the architect’s ability to strike a fine balance between global and local design.

Join AIA New York to learn how firms of any size can navigate health facilities projects by hearing from architects who have worked in Burundi, Kenya, and Ghana.

Speakers
Louise Braverman, FAIA, Principal, Louise Braverman, Architect
Jim Bynum, LEED AP, Healthcare Planning Expert; Regional Practice Leader, Perkins + Will
Frances Halsband, FAIA, Principal, Kliment Halsband Architects
Bea Sennewald, AIA, RIBA, Director, AIA UK
 
Moderator:
Peter Navario, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, HealthRight International; Director, Global Health Strategies, and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Global Public Health, New York University
 
Thursday, 3/16
6pm to 8pm
Location
Center for Architecture
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