WAF Podcast: Hospitals: An Evolving Typology - WAFVirtual 2020

WAF Podcast: Hospitals: An Evolving Typology - WAFVirtual 2020

Hospitals: An Evolving Typology with Perkins & Will

With the COVID 19 pandemic raging around the world, health design is at the forefront of many people's minds, whether or not they are in the health field. While we've seen paradigm shifts and pivots in healthcare in the past, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so significant - we believe we will see a true global transformation of health design as a result. Hospitals will evolve their operations due to the pandemic and other changing global conditions and so, a typological evolution must continue to occur in hospital design. Jean Mah and Ralph Johnson will discuss the historical evolution of the modern hospital, the current state of the art of hospital design with case studies from their current work, and how the hospital typology might continue to evolve in the future. Recorded live during WAFVirtual in 2020.

Ralph Johnson, Global Design Director, Perkins + Will
Jean Mah, Principal - Health, Perkins + Will
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

You can also watch a video of the session from WAFVirtual here.


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