October 28, 2020Reading Time: 4 minutes
The COVID-19 pandemic has risked the public’s health and safety in buildings across the US and beyond. This program is intended to provide design professionals, employers, building owners, facility managers, and the public with tools and resources for reducing risk when re-occupying buildings during the pandemic and in developing safer buildings in the future. Expert panelists include award-winning, registered architects who specialize in healthcare design, registered architects who run healthcare facilities, and registered architects who are also registered, medical professionals. The panel will share strategies based on emerging science, infectious disease transmission data, epidemiological models, and research. Program content will provide processes and strategies for protecting the health and safety of the public while resuming services. The program will address changes to healthcare buildings’ form and function to better protect occupants from the spread of pathogens.
Ben P. Lee, AIA, ACHA, ASHE, PP, LEED AP
Managing Principal at NK Architects with MS in Management and Bachelor of Architecture. He is a Board-Certified Healthcare Architect in charge of NK Health Care sector for the past 30 years.
Ben is a Registered Architect in 25 states and DC, with major healthcare projects throughout the country. He is an ACHA Board Certified Healthcare Architect and a USBGC LEED accredited professional. Currently, he is an advocate for Health & Wellness in the built environment and improving Population Health.
American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architects for Health.
Past President, AIA New Jersey Society of Architects
Past President, Architects League of Northern NJ
Member, American Society of Hospital Engineers, American Hospital Association
Member, American College of Healthcare Architects
Healthcare Facilities Management Society of New Jersey
Hollis Madara, AIA, RN, ACC
Holly is the Practice Leader for Health at HDR’s Princeton, New Jersey Office, an Architecture & Engineering Firm. Holly has the unique vantage point of being both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Architect. She has spent her last 33 years working alternatively in both capacities for large architecture firms and health care providers.
Between her bedside and executive nursing positions, Holly has gained a depth and breadth of experience that has allowed her to understand operations first hand. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Holly was also the Project Director of Operations Improvement working in tandem with clinical staff as well as physicians to streamline and design processes for both new and existing services. This skill set added much value to her most recent position as the Service Line Administrator for Cardiology at a local Community Hospital and Trauma Center before joining HDR.
Holly is a graduate of both Temple University and Thomas Jefferson University, both located in the city of Philadelphia.
Donna Terzano, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
With over two decades of experience, Donna has had various roles in different project types and complexities. Her career has focused on healthcare since 2008 through the planning, design, coordination, and construction of new hospitals, expansions, and renovations.
Fostering a collaborative team and having strong professional relationships are very important to her. She earns the trust of her colleagues through her management approach and ability to multi-task while remaining highly organized with attention to detail. Donna is a hands-on Project Manager with RWJBarnabas Health focused on developing solutions that achieve project goals in an efficient manner as well as remaining thoughtful of budget, schedule and design.
Throughout her career, she has been active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central New Jersey, the Healthcare Facilities Management Society of NJ (HFMSNJ), and has dedicated personal time to mentoring emerging professionals. This includes being a Team Leader for the nationally recognized ACE Mentor Program, speaking at career days, and coordinating various Professional Development Programs.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in Disaster Response, Uncategorized | Tagged: #architects, #Architecture, #BenLeeAIA, #COVID19, #DonnaTerzanoAIA, #Healthcare, #Healthcaredesign, #HollisMadaraAIA, #PostCovid, #PostPandemicDesign, #SmallBusiness | Comments (0)
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