Past Events

Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) Modernization Tour

On August 17, 2018, the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) offered a tour of the Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) Modernization and Refresh projects, led by John Anglada, Sr. Project Manager at Rogers O’Brien Construction. The projects include demolishing and rebuilding Operating Rooms, the PACU, ICU Pods, South Lobby/Patient Access offices, Emergency Observation Unit, and some LDRs, Post-Partum Rooms, and corridors.

The 2-hour event will consisted of a panel discussion followed by a tour of SMCA with the facility owner, HKS Architects, and the General Contractor. The project team discussed their work with medical equipment vendors to equip rooms with ceiling hung lights/equipment booms, high resolution monitors and ceiling hung imaging equipment. In addition, all of the operating rooms were designed to accommodate a robotic surgical system.

Educational Summit

On September 18, 2014, the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) and AIA Austin Academy of Architecture for Healthcare hosted a one-day educational summit.

Speakers included:

  • Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
  • Ted Shaw, President of THA
  • David Pearson, President of TORCH
  • David Ashworth, FACHE
  • Tim La Frey, Executive Vice-President of Operations – Seton Healthcare
  • Larry Speck, FAIA, Principal - Page Architects
  • Julia Fetzer, Associate Principal with Blue Cottage Consulting
  • Gregory Hartman, President of External Affairs – Seton Healthcare