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The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA/AAH) and American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) are sponsoring two intern architects to attend the 2014 Summer Leadership Summit (SLS) this weekend, July 25-27, in Chicago. In return, each scholar will participate in an AIA/AAH or ACHA committee to share their conference experience and subsequent involvement.
Two of HKS' finest are this year’s recipients.
Kate Renner, LEED AP BD+C, HKS Washington, D.C.
With a Master of Arts and Architecture degree from the University of Kansas, Renner now specializes in healthcare, with a focus on the fusion between health, wellness and prevention. She is leading the transformation of HKS’ Functional Performance Evaluation practice, and is in the process of writing and publishing this work.
Southern Ellis, LEED AP, HKS Dallas/Shanghai
After receiving a Bachelor of Environmental Design, a Master of Architecture and a Certificate in Health Systems & Design from Texas A&M University, Ellis served as the 2011-2012 HKS Healthcare Fellow, where he researched healthcare design in China. His research continues to inform him as an HKS Xchange Fellow, working in the HKS Shanghai office.
The SLS is an annual gathering of the world's leaders in healthcare design. The conference includes presentations, panels and discussions on the coming year’s healthcare trends, presented from a variety of perspectives.
HKS is ranked among the top healthcare architectural firms in the world by Modern Healthcare and BD World Architecture. Operating from 27 offices worldwide, HKS focuses on innovative healthcare design, process and delivery. The firm’s award-winning healthcare architecture includes 2,000 unique projects representing 80,000 beds and 184 million square feet. HKS projects have garnered numerous awards and coverage in worldwide publications. The firm’s healthcare specialists are highly respected international speakers.