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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Women’s College Hospital, Toronto –‘ 2016 Generative Space Award’ Recipient

Susan Black
Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc
Heather J. McPherson, MSc, BSc, OT, CHE
Executive Vice-President of Patient Care and Ambulatory Innovation, Women’s College Hospital

In this presentation - fifteen months after receiving the ‘2016 Generative Space Award’ - the lead award recipients will reflect on the key learning design features of this progressive facility; discuss the design highlights that enable sustainable performance improvements; describe new organizational initiatives and their associated proposed design strategies; and explore new understandings of how Generative Space can be used to improve health. Again, drawing from the view of Janus, this presentation opens up the future focused space for the exploration of ‘new possibilities’ – in a real time laboratory that will inform our emerging future visions.

This program is the third part of the progressive journey of Generative Space Track programs, culminating in a free, all-community event on Wednesday afternoon, 20 September, where the clarity, design, structure, and tangibles of our new future vision will continuously unfold throughout these programs. Attendees are invited to participate in any or all of these programs.


1. Learn what Generative Space is, and how we know that it is present
2. Understand how designing with Generative Space can produce sustained performance improvements
3. Discover how to measure Generative Space improvements
4. Explore how Generative Space can be used to improve health