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DIALOG’s Mara Baum Presents at AIA Conference on Architecture 2023

May 5, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Mara Baum, Partner and architect, along with industry thought leaders in a session “2022 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards” on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2023, in San Francisco, California.

Event Details

Date:                            Friday, June 9, 2023
Time:                           4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT
Location:                    Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California

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2022 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards

Healthcare architectural projects are complex, and knowing how to highlight the best parts is a challenge many firms face. The AIA/AAH Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning, and healthcare design-oriented research. This session will highlight trends and future directions in healthcare facilities. Projects exhibit conceptual strength that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain new insights into the design attributes that successfully enhance healing in today’s complex healthcare environments.
  2. Reflect upon the successful narratives, visual communication, and themes from award winners.
  3. Explore a wide variety of clinical care planning models.
  4. Identify how the award-winning designs successfully integrated sustainability and biophilic ideas and strategies.


  • Mara Baum – Partner and architect, DIALOG
  • Karthik Ramadurai, AIA – Design Principal, SmithGroup
  • Gary Hamilton – Senior Vice President and National Healthcare Director, WSP
  • Ellen Taylor, PhD – Vice President of Research, Center for Health Design

About AIA Conference on Architecture 2023

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2023 is an annual architecture and design event where acclaimed architects, designers, building product manufacturers, and allied professionals connect and gather to define, explore, and design across industries to build a better future. As an attendee, you will gain expert insights from educational seminars, keynotes, practicums, tours, and much more.

To learn more about AIA Conference on Architecture 2023, visit