Sydney Build Expo - Partner Event

  • Monday, March 06, 2023
  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Australian Health Design Council has partnered with Sydney Build Expo to deliver a Healthcare Panel Discussion at their upcoming event which will be held on 6-7 March at ICC Sydney. General attendance is free and our panel discussion will be located on the Infrastructure Stage on Monday 6th March at 11am AEDT. This event is in-person only. 

Our panel discussion will explore how major redevelopment projects can create once-in-a-generation opportunities to change how healthcare buildings are designed and delivered. Future-focused design can build in efficiency, resilience, adaptability and value for money. The conversation will be chaired by AHDC Committee member Alison Huynh.  Key talking points will be:

  • Adapting our buildings to provide more inclusive and accessible care
  • Outside-of-the-box approaches to master planning health precincts
  • Building in environmental resilience and adaptability for an unknown future


Dr. Ramsey Awad (PhD) is the Executive Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability for Hunter New England Health, which is one of Australia’s largest Health services covering the geographical area of the UK with over 80 facilities. Infrastructure & Planning is responsible for Clinical Planning & Delivery, Capital Works, Engineering & Maintenance, Biomedical Engineering and Sustainability. His qualifications include a PhD in health & medicine, Bachelor degrees in architecture and construction management and executive training from the Harvard and Cambridge Business Schools.

Sean Madden is a Principal of Bridge42 with over 20 years of international experience, combining a creative design background with a focus on innovation. He has worked in large and complex programs of work set within challenging political environments both in and out of Health. His recent work was leading the $12b capital development programme for Qatar’s national health provider, Hamad Medical Corporation. He commissioned the “Hospital of the Future” research project with OMA, Buro Happold, and Henning Larson, to bring a mix of industry experts from within and outside of health to re-examine hospital design from every angle.

Wade Sutton is a highly experienced architectural healthcare professional with a career spanning 30 years across Australasia, Ireland, Mainland Europe and Southern Africa in both the public and private sectors. He is the Program Director for Design Excellence at Health Infrastructures (HI) and works closely with project teams to help implement good design principles that have sustainable outcomes, improve the community they serve and provide improved space for all who use these facilities. Wade is a State Design Champion for Government Architects NSW (GA NSW) and works closely as the interface on health projects between the two organisations on significant State Design Review Panels. He is also part of the ACT Government Architects Expert Review Panels SDRP for Healthcare Projects.

Sydney Build

Sydney Build is Australia’s leading construction, architecture & infrastructure show that features 500+ exhibitors, hundreds of panel discussions, and incredible networking opportunities. The event connects all key players in the industry and attracts attendees from: contractors, architects, engineers, housebuilders, developers, government, and construction professionals.

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