Thursday 17 June 2021
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)


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As the world grapples with the most far-reaching health crisis in more than 100 years, along with an ageing population and persistent health disparities, the role that architecture can play in health care deserves renewed attention.

How can we ensure architectural agency in the health care sector is progressive and responsive, rather than reactive? This edition of the Health Care / Health Design forum will explore how architectural outcomes can influence the quality and efficiency of our health care systems. Over four days from 15 June, leading practitioners, researchers and administrators from Australia and abroad will discuss issues, share their experiences and interrogate architecture’s relationship with the health challenges the world faces today.


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Zoe Jackson

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  • All Together Now: Designing for Community
    The word “community” gets thrown around a lot in discussions around health care, but how can architects create healthcare environments that are truly embraced by the communities they serve while simultaneously cater to the unique needs of various health conditions? Speakers in this session will delve into the importance of design, consultation and collaboration for creating fit-for-purpose, community-centric healthcare facilities.
  • 2.50 pm Welcome
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  • 3.00 pm Presentation 1
    Siobhan Wyatt, Maggie's Centres (London, UK)
  • 3.20 pm Presentation 2
    David Kaunitz, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture (Sydney, NSW)
  • 3.40 pm Presentation 3
    Debbie Lynn Ryan, McBride Charles Ryan (Melbourne, Vic)
  • 4.10 pm Dissection
    A panel discussion with Siobhan Wyatt, David Kaunitz and Debbie Lynn Ryan.
    Moderator: Kieran Wong
  • 5.10 pm Session 2 concludes
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