Think Different - Perspectives on Human-Centred Health Design

  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • 16:00 - 20:00
  • Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth
  • 905


  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.
  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.
  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.
  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.
  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.


Join us for an enriching afternoon of presentations, panel discussions, and in-person networking at our mid-year national symposium. This event is an exclusive opportunity for AHDC members to engage with both national and international experts and connect with local industry colleagues over drinks and nibbles.

Event Highlights:

1. International Case Study:

We'll kick off the event with a compelling case study on the Brussels Institut Psychiatrique Integrée (IPI). Discover how this innovative institution integrates psychiatric care, education, and research to provide comprehensive clinical and outpatient services.

Femke Feenstra, Board architect, Interior Architect and Partner, Gortemaker Algra Feenstra (G.A.F) Architects

2. National Case Study:

Next, we'll present the newly completed Acute Mental Health Unit at Ipswich Hospital. Learn about the ambitious vision behind this project and how it aims to deliver best-practice, recovery-focused care for the West Moreton community.

Stephen Watson, Principal, Architecture - Hassell

3. The Digital Revolution in Hospital Infrastructure Planning

In our third presentation, we'll explore the implications of the digital revolution on hospital infrastructure planning. Understand what a technologically transformed hospital looks like, review evidence of digital technology's impact both nationally and internationally, and consider various development options.

Hediyeh Vadhat, Managing Director, Lineaire
Rhonda Kerr, Director - Rhonda Kerr & Assoc. Health Planning

4. Panel Discussion: Navigating Disruption and Strengthening Healthcare Resilience in Australia

Our event will conclude with a thought-provoking panel discussion on how to navigate disruption and enhance healthcare resilience in Australia. You'll also get an exclusive sneak preview of the new UN Infrastructure Resilient Scorecard. This quick and easy checklist for board consideration is designed to integrate resilience into business cases and operational strategies, set to launch at the end of the year.

Don't miss this opportunity to "think different" and get inspired by industry leaders while building valuable connections. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chaired by Jordan Bartlett


Michael Nolan, Director, Climate Physical Risk and Resilience, Aurecon
Tiernan Humphrys, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA)

Continuing Professional Development

  • PC3 - Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs.
  • PC4 - Be able to apply principles of project and staff planning and resource costs to establish realistic and achievable timeframes
  • PC18 - Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality
  • PC28 - Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.