Art Smith to present at COAA Fall Owner’s Leadership Conference

October 11, 2016 -

Art Smith to present at COAA Fall Owner’s Leadership Conference

Arthur Smith, Principal, Architecture + Design Discipline Leader, wil present at the 2016 Fall Leadership Conference for the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) on November 9-11 in Atlanta at the Intercontinental Buckhead.

About the Session

Children's Hospital Makes Child's Play Out Of Integrated Design

Session Number: SESSION 16

Date: Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m. EST

Session Speakers:
Ronald Henry, Detroit Medical Center
John O'Toole, The Christman Company
Arthur Smith, Harley Ellis Devereaux

What do paper airplanes, yarn, and cardboard have in common with the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) Specialty Center? They are the building blocks for an outpatient specialty center that brings CHM experts from downtown Detroit to the suburbs in a facility that was unmistakably designed for kids. The center brings a full array of children’s healthcare specialties, including a 24/7 pediatric emergency department, created to minimize travel and wait times while simplifying access to critical pediatric specialists. A group comprised of 100 physicians, nurses, and support staff from the hospital – plus parents and children from the community – were engaged in a lean, integrated design process that relied heavily on mockups to reduce costs & time and ensure alignment of expectations and design. The positive results included reduced gross building area, improved functionality, and reduced waste.

Learn more about the conference on COAA's website.