Covid-19 Update

11/5/2019 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Track:Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research


Seth Starner

Steelcase Health

Whitney Fuessel

Vice President, Director Health


Teresa Neely

Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory

UW Health

Upali Nanda


HKS, Inc.

Session Description

“Flexibility” is a buzz word today, but one full of both promise and confusion. As diverse stakeholders seek flexibility, many are asking: What exactly does flexibility mean? How does the desire for flexibility influence design? And is flexibility a real advantage? This session will delve into the results of a research study exploring the meaningful use of flexibility across multiple layers for facilities including site, structure, skin, services, space plan, and social areas. Presenters will share a framework to design for flexibility in outpatient environments and offer honest insights on how the framework, once applied, held up in high-level strategic planning and design.