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October 13, 2021
Think Differently: Renovations that Reinvest
HED's Sharon Woodworth, Tim Hurvitz, and Marilee Lloyd will be presenting at this year's Healthcare Design Expo and Conference on October 23- 26 in Cleveland, OH.

The HED team will present a case study that follows the life of a Lab Renovation beyond the original building designer - to a different architect responsible for updating the lab years later, to the director operating the renovated lab, and finally, the lessons learned from an unusual coming together of all parties.

This “before-after-during-after again” scenario highlights the value of investing in both design education for users and hands-on operational understanding for designers. Participants will walk away with the knowledge that will empower them to think differently about sizing new buildings for the long view, about renovating with a master plan mentality, and about educating users beyond the tried & true benchmarking and mockups.

After this presentation attendees will think differently by being able to:
1. Explore renovation options that go beyond solving the problem to ensure future opportunities are not compromised.
2. Predict the impact infrastructure decisions have on new buildings’ ability to respond to future unknown needs.
3. Explain the value of educating users about the design process before investing their time in decision-making.
4. Organize a process that engages both designers and users in an equally informed decision-making process.

This was an unusual coming together of professionals; first Sharon Woodworth was the medical planner who designed the new hospital and later became a professor teaching clinicians about the healthcare environment where years later her student, Shinny Duong led the lab department that had recently been updated for automation by an architectural colleague of Ms. Woodworth’s at HED. When the student submitted a final portfolio project of the renovation, it was discovered that Tim Hurvitz now also at HED had renovated Sharon’s design that her student had critiqued. This session is a once-in-a-lifetime lessons-learned opportunity from the clinician’s standpoint, a designer’s standpoint, as well as from an educational standpoint teaching lay individuals about the architectural process and vise versa.

For more information on the event and conference schedule, visit the link below.
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