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Wednesday, December 8, 2021  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

From Vision to Delivery: Creating a Prototype Primary Care Clinic

Dr. David Buchholz
Senior Founding Medical Director for Primary Care, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Amy Carter
Healthcare Planner, Gensler
Bin Weng, AIA
Northeast Practice Area Leader - Healthcare, Gensler

Pandemic-related forces have not only amplified the importance of making quality care accessible but have spurred new and innovative processes for designing spaces that reimagine the patient experience. Sharing the design process behind the expansion of Columbia University Irving Medical Center's primary care practice with their newest location, which was completed during the pandemic, attendees will learn how the project team created a state-of-the-art prototype primary care clinic intended to revamp an ambulatory network. An interactive exercise will identify and synthesize challenges around the vision, strategy, planning, and design around care delivery and how to align these components for a successful build-out of a facility. Presenters will demonstrate the importance of coordination between designers, facilities, and builders and how working during the crisis pushed the boundary in creating a site that demonstrates how the practice of medicine is transforming.


1. Develop an applicable vision that supports the provider's desired position based on the need of the community served
2. Assess and apply a process of analysis and differentiation, supported by consumer research, to advance care
3. Recognize what drives successful delivery and how it is best supported through a broad and diverse engagement of stakeholders and constituents
4. Gain perspective on designing and implementing a capital project under constraints and solutions to approach this


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