Planning for Healthier Hospitals and Welcoming Environments

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CPD Module Overview

Transformative architecture can enhance a healthier experience for the human beings that occupy the built environment. This presentation covers design trends for healthcare facilities for the future, incorporating and planning for technology, immediate care trends, unique design skills and material selection opportunities for sustainable architecture.


  1. Recognize innovative technologies and how they could change the way healthcare is provided.
  2. Understand guidelines to evidence based design and key elements to patient centre care.
  3. Identify design trends for health care environments.
  4. Evaluate how increased diversity such as the aging population affects material selection.
  5. Outline environmental design topics for health care and ways to improve decision making regarding sustainability.

Who May Benefit from this Module: The module maybe of interest to all architects and interior designers looking to improve their understanding for considerations for design in Healthcare.

An 80% pass rate must be attained in order to be credited with 1 formal CPD point. You will be given 3 opportunities to achieve this score in order to be issued with your certificate of module completion

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Points information

CPD Points


Points Type


AACA Competency


Find out about the CPD Module creator

Karen Hamilton was hired in 2012 to support the NSW market for IN2AP and has extensive experience as an architectural representative across a range of product categories. Before that Karen lived in the USA and was elected President of the St. Louis chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and participated and organized programs locally and nationally. As a LEED AP for several years before moving to Sydney she worked for ASSA ABLOY as a specifications consultant and worked with her local USGBC chapter programs committee and volunteered her time and efforts on a number of local activities, including Habitat for Humanity. Previous to that Karen served on the Southern California Producers Council board as a liaison to the Pasadena AIA. In addition to that, she was an active professional member of the IIDA and chapters of the AIA of the many cities and states in which she lived.