Webinar-Design of Healthcare Facilities Across Countries

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    Tuesday, July 28 2020

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Join LA.IDEA for an ongoing series exploring Healthcare Facility Designs and how they have been impacted by Covid-19. During this session, two professionals in healthcare consulting from the engineering and architectural fields will present best practices about healthcare design from experiences developed in several countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Participants will be able to listen and interact with our speakers who are remotely speaking from New York City and Cape Town, South Africa. These professionals pursued a diverse professional trajectory, but both present a consistent perception about spaces for health and healing.

Presented by: Enrico Nunziata  & Noushin Ehsan

Enrico Nunziata graduated in Electronic Engineering in Italy with a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s in Health System Management from Ohio State University. He founded in 1990, his consulting firm BCG-Engineering. In 2005, he opened his firm in South Africa based on consulting services creating BCG Engineering Group, active across Africa and beyond. Mr. Nunziata has been exposed to many different cultures around the world from the Far East (China) to the Middle East (Iran), East, West and southern African countries, such as Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Mozambique, RSA, RDC, Namibia, and Tanzania. His company also led services in the USA, Mexico, Panama, Honduras and St. Lucia.

Noushin Ehsan, AIA is a licensed architect with over 50 years of international experience. She resides in Manhattan and is the president of 2nd Opinion Design where she guides each project to a better result.  She also consults with national and international governments on their architectural and planning projects. In addition, she lectures at universities and institutions throughout the world. In 1985, she founded Accessible Architecture PC, where she promotes the concept of “design for all” in a way that uplifts mind, body and spirit. Professor Ehsan has taught at many universities including Harvard Graduate School of Design inMassachusetts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and London Polytechnic Institute in England. She studied architecture at Tehran University and the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, and also received her second Master’s Degree in Architecture & Urban Design from UCLA.

Organized by: LA.IDEA

Sponsored by: Porcelenosa

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the healthcare system that is officially adopted in different cities across the world- their singular characteristics and their results based on code regulations;

  • Describe the aspects of architecture concerned with the most efficient solutions, considering salutary physical effects, in order to inhibit contamination and the propagation of the virus;

  • Identify examples of spaces and ideas that promote these health benefits; and

  • Describe the positive attributes that architects, engineers and health professionals can learn from this critical period and the perception of new procedures that were not explored before this pandemic.