This week, Stantec Miami held the inaugural meeting for the Miami chapter of the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). Healthcare design professionals and architects alike attended the event that kicked-off with a happy hour and included presenters Tatiana Guimares, past president of the national AAH, and Eduardo Egea, chair of the AAH Miami chapter.
The Academy’s mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities.
Eduardo Egea recently joined Stantec as the healthcare principal for the company’s Miami office and organized the event themed ‘Moving Upstream – An Introduction to Healthcare Facilities Planning.’ Egea directed the presentation toward architects, who are historically “downstream” from key pre-design planning decisions and who he believes must react to the parameters established for the design process to follow.
Through Egea’s new position, he has helped the firm further expand its healthcare strategy and design capabilities in Florida, the Gulf Region, and beyond. Egea and his team are currently working on several renovation and expansion projects at Aventura Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Palms West Hospital, and Plantation General.