In its 26th year, the 2013 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is a multi-disciplinary environment that aims to inspire industry leaders, ranging from design firms to healthcare owners, to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. This year’s conference will be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago from October 1-3.
On the October 3rd session of the conference, Viñoly’s partner, Chan-li Lin will be participating in a speaking engagement titled ‘Hedging Your Bets: High Performance with High Stakes,’ which will be a discussion centered on the Viñoly-designed University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery – a $700 million, LEED Silver hospital consisting of 1.2 million square feet and is recognized as one of the nation’s most modern clinical and surgical centers dedicated to specialty care and research in areas such as cancer, orthopedics, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, advanced surgery, and high-tech medical imaging. The discussion will raise the paradox of the growth of technology and ease of collaboration, with the demand for new healthcare facilities that are more robust, sophisticated, and sustainable, requiring designers and engineers to think smart and fast while hedging risks and exceeding the expectations of healthcare experts around the globe.
Mr. Lin will be joining William Huffman, Former Vice President of Facilities, Design, and Construction, The University of Chicago Medicine; Kenneth Panucci, PE, CEM, Senior Vice President of Primera Engineers; Paul Petska, Managing Principal, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.; and Elizabeth Rack, Principal, Cannon Design.