Lunch and keynote speaker, Robin Guenther, Perkins + Will. “The 21st Century Hospital”

Panel discussion with industry experts including Robin Guenther – facilitated by Jason deBruyn of the Triangle Business Journal


CEU by Tandus/Centiva


Keynote Speaker:

Robin Guenther FAIA is Principal of Perkins+Will and Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm. Her innovative healthcare projects have been published nationally and internationally. Healthcare Design magazine named her the “#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare” in 2010. In 2012, Fast Company included her as one of the “100 most creative people in business.” She led the Mazzetti-Perkins+Will team, one of two winning entrants in the Kaiser Permanente Small Hospital Big Idea Competition.

Robin is increasingly at the intersection of healthcare architecture and sustainable policy and participates in a wide range of advocacy initiatives while continuing to practice. She co-coordinated the Green Guide for Health Care, served on the LEED for Healthcare committee, and is releasing the second edition of “Sustainable Healthcare Architecture,” with Gail Vittori in May 2013. In 2005, she received the Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award for her leadership and innovation in the design of healing environments.


CEU – Tandus/Centiva:

The principles of evidence-based design can assist architects, designers and other specifiers in making better and more informed decisions about flooring for healthcare facilities. This course discusses the most important selection criteria a specifier should consider when evaluating different flooring materials that will support the overall design objectives.  During this CEU, the Tandus team will:

  • explore the principles of evidence-based design and how they are applied to flooring selection and the link to patient out comes and staff satisfaction.
  • discuss design considerations, strengths and weaknesses of different flooring materials in satisfying selection criteria
  • review and uderstand flooring implications on healthcare environments and effects on acoustic performance, ergonomics, slip/fall incidents, roller mobility, glare, indoor air quality, and maintenance issues
  • provide specifiers the knowledge and tools to make more thorough evaluations


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