February 2023 Newsletter

Sunday, March 05, 2023 14:18 | Alison Huynh (Administrator)

Welcome to our February 2023 Newsletter. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to listen to our webinar this month, and to Marnie and Shalyce for their presentation. If you missed out, all members can watch the broadcast on our website.

In this month's issue, we have something for everyone. Please read on to hear about our podcast, a local event in Sydney, our international study tour, and research and student opportunities.

Health Design Podcast - Series 3 "Mix Bag"

We return with another series of interviews with our host David Cummins. This Mixed Bag includes a range of perspectives from leading industry experts.

  • Prof Aiden Row, Associate Professor, Professor of Design Studies, University of Alberta
  • Sara Marberry, Healthcare and senior living design expert
  • Warren Kerr AM, National Adviser, Health Portfolio, Hames Sharley
  • Prof Matthew Manso, Founder, VeryNice and Associate Professor of Practice, Design Strategy, University of Southern California
  • Stuart Turk, Critical Care Nurse and Clinical Health Planner, Silver Thomas Hanley
  • David Ross, Design Director, Keppie Design

Podcast Series 3 "Mix Bag"

Sydney Build Expo - Health Infrastructure Panel Discussion

Australian Health Design Council has partnered with Sydney Build Expo to deliver a Healthcare Panel Discussion at their upcoming event which will be held on 6-7 March at ICC Sydney. General attendance is free and our panel discussion will be located on the Infrastructure Stage on Monday 6th March at 11am AEDT. This event is in-person only.

Our panel discussion will explore how major redevelopment projects can create once-in-a-generation opportunities to change how healthcare buildings are designed and delivered. Future-focused design can build in efficiency, resilience, adaptability and value for money. The conversation will be chaired by AHDC Committee member Alison Huynh, (Associate Director, Bates Smart) with special guests:

  • Wade Sutton - Program Director for Design Excellence, NSW Health Infrastructure / State Design Champion, Government Architects NSW.
  • Sean Madden - Principal, Bridge42.

Sydney Build is Australia’s leading construction, architecture & infrastructure show that features 500+ exhibitors, hundreds of panel discussions, and incredible networking opportunities. The event connects all key players in the industry and attracts attendees from: contractors, architects, engineers, housebuilders, developers, government, and construction professionals.

Sydney Build Expo

Call for Proposals

We are planning our 2023/2024 event calendar! If you have a project, pitch or paper, we welcome you to submit a presentation proposal for an upcoming event. This might include a panel discussion, presentation, workshop or site visit. Our events include online, in-person and hybrid formats and we host events all over Australia.

Presenting at an AHDC event is an opportunity to share your knowledge with industry professionals, colleagues and the health design network. Our members value engaging and knowledgeable presentations grounded in research and practice.

Disclaimer: All submissions will be reviewed by the AHDC Events Sub-Committee. Submission does not guarantee you a presentation opportunity. We have limited spaces and will be in touch if a suitable event is available. If your proposal is selected, we will work with you to tailor the event to suit the interests of our members.

Submit your Proposal

European Study Tour: 14 - 23 June 2023

Our 2023 European Study tour will feature stops in France and Switzerland and is now open to 20 current AHDC members. Review the trip details and register now to secure one of the limited spots.

Tour dates have been set to follow on from the European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition (EHDC2023) which will be held on 12 - 14 June, 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK.

Study Tour

UIA Student Design Competition

AHDC is sponsoring an international Design Competition for students of architecture around the world. The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched the International Student Ideas Competition organised by the UIA Public Health Group and the NOVELL Redesign Team. AHDC Committee Member Dr Jane Repin Carthey is participating on the competition jury.

This competition aims to encourage architecture and design students interested in design for health and to advance new ideas and futuristic concepts to solve current challenges identified by brain-injured (stroke) patients, family members, and medical staff. It invites students to design a rehabilitation centre for 30 stroke survivors and seeks creative and ambitious designs to meet stroke survivors’ needs during their recovery.

The Deadline for Registration is coming up on March 15th, with submission due on 14th April 2023.

Student Design Competition

2023 Research Scholarship

In 2023 we will be accepting applications for the AHDC Design for Health Research Scholarship.

With AHDC support, you can take your career to the next level in the field of health facility design. This initiative is intended for architect-researchers, health facility planners, and other design professionals with an interest in health facility design. This will provide career opportunities, advance the design evidence base within the field, and be a catalyst for knowledge sharing within the health facility design community.

Updated information will be published in March, along with more information about the Scholarship, submission requirements, eligibility, terms and conditions.

Research Scholarship

Membership Renewal

We are making some minor changes to our membership renewal structure. You can now join AHDC at any time to access 12 months membership from the date of registration. This replaces our previous Financial Year membership model. Current and lapsed members will still need to renew by 1st July each year according to their existing term.

This reform ensures that you can access membership at a time that suits you. By joining today, you will have access to all our 2023 events, including discounted conference tickets and partner events. Members can also access the Member Directory, database of past presentations, CPD points, Scholarships and more.

Join AHDC Today