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California Healthcare Spaces for Children: Using Lean Methodology and Biophilic Design

May 19, 2021 @ 4:45 pm 6:30 pm

Free – $20 1.5 AIA LU/HSW Students Free

Medical Outpatient Buildings (MOB’s) serve a critical role in the spectrum of health and wellness services for our communities. One completely dedicated to outpatient children’s specialty services provides an even finer distinction of care. The Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village on the Long Beach Medical Center campus presents a unique opportunity for examining the composition of a California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) 3 facility and the unique way the project came to be. A collaborative design/build partnership, delivered in a lean environment, the Miller Children’s Village is a shining example of bringing an energetic design concept to life while creating a one stop location for children’s specialized outpatient care in the community.


Chuck Coryell – Executive Director – Project Executive, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center + MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Chuck Coryell has 35+ years of healthcare leadership in strategic master planning and technology deployment, along with the management of facilities, real estate and construction. He has directed over $2B in all facets of new and repurposed acute care and ambulatory development from entitlement though occupancy. In addition to acquisition-disposition, development and management roles with Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health, and Providence St. Joseph Health, he has successfully led the national operations and early adoption of new integrated building technologies for the healthcare clients of Honeywell, Inc., JCI and IBM. Chuck holds a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) from the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).

Edward J. Caruana, AIA, ACHA – Principal, c|a ARCHITECTS

When it comes to the intricacies of medical facility systems and operations, Edward is a recognized authority in design. He founded c|a ARCHITECTS in 1992, and has more than 40 years of experience in California healthcare architecture. Edward is a problem-solver and well-versed in master planning. His knowledge of infrastructure systems and experience with operations make it possible for his clients to keep their facilities and services on course, delivering uncompromised care and service, even during the most complex of projects.

Damon Barda, AIA – Director of Design, c|a ARCHITECTS

As Director of Design, Damon leads the creative team at c|a ARCHITECTS to bring a considered, creative, and meaningful approach to the design of healthy communities. A California licensed Architect since 1995, Mr. Barda has over 20 years of experience in healthcare architecture across a broad range of project types such as acute care hospitals, clinics, and medical office buildings. Damon believes in the ability for spaces to bring healing change. With passions in sustainable hospital design and unique spaces for children, his bright and playful environments have woven complex programmatic requirements with the simple, personal needs of the individual. Throughout his career, Damon has had leading roles on projects with some of California’s major medical institutions including Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Hoag Hospital, Scripps Health and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California.

Justin Bertain – Preconstruction Manager, Turner Construction Company

Justin Bertain joined Turner Construction Company in 2004 and quickly progressed through roles of increasing responsibility within the company. Starting his career as a project engineer, Justin has since taken on roles that range from preconstruction to project management to superintending, touching every aspect of the construction process. Justin is currently the healthcare Preconstruction Manager for Turner’s southern California region. In this role he manages the overall preconstruction process for his clients, in addition to estimates, pursuits, bids and proposal responses. Working closely with owners, subcontractors and architects, he acts as a driving force for the development of innovation and efficiency in the preconstruction process. Notable clients that Justin has worked with include Kaiser Permanente, MemorialCare, Universal Health Services (UHS) and Eisenhower Medical Center. Justin received his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly, Pomona and is actively involved in such organizations as Associated General Contractors (AGC) California and the American Subcontractor Association (ASA).

Blanca Diaz – Project Executive, Turner Construction Company

Blanca graduated from USC with a BS in Civil Engineering and joined Turner’s SoCal office in 2006. She has held positions in Pre-Construction, Engineering, Project Management and is currently a Project Executive for a Data Center in Altoona, Iowa. She has worked in multiple market-sectors including Hospitality, Affordable Housing, Healthcare, and now Critical Facilities. Most of her career has been in SoCal, with a brief international assignment in Mexico, and a current assignment in Iowa. Fun Fact: Blanca completed a tandem skydive; the primary parachute did not open, and the emergency parachute had to be deployed. Needless to say, she has not been skydiving again.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the unique attributes which make up an OSHPD3 Facility.
  • Understand how applying lean planning can manage expectations, reduce waste in the drawing development process. And ultimately instill ownership of the project by all parties.
  • Understand how the inclusion of biophilic forms, patterns, textures, etc can create calm, connect to nature, and improve patient experiences.
  • Understand how spaces for children are developed to mitigate fear and anxiety in young patients.

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