Achieving Patient Comfort through High Performance Design

Deborah Rivers AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Senior Healthcare Architect & Sustainability Leader
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

at 5:00 pm

420 Shillman Hall

Come to this seminar and

  1. Learn how different building envelope strategies interact with different climate zones and weather conditions
  2. Understand the different drivers of patient comfort due to various building envelope and mechanical systems
  3. Develop an appreciation for dynamic glazing systems and their applicability to the healthcare environment
  4. Consider the role of the building envelope in the design of resilient healthcare facilities

Deborah works in the Boston office of HDR and the majority of her more than 40 years of experience has been devoted to the planning and design of healthcare facilities. In the past 15 years she has focused on developing sustainable and resilient strategies for various building projects and has led and coordinated sustainable design efforts for these projects, including the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. She has extensive speaking experience on topics related to sustainable, resilient, regenerative design for healthcare facilities at conferences including CleanMed, HealthCare Design, and the AIA National Convention.