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ZNews / Re-imagining our healing environments - Perth


January 10, 2017

Re-imagining our healing environments - Perth

While the provision of healthcare in our region is undergoing increasing problems alongside growing population numbers and over-capacity facilities, the team at Zenith simply just wants to investigate how we can all help.

In these panel discussions, we will delve into some of the following topics :

  • The relationship between evidence-based design and evidence-based medical thinking

  • The changing nature of ‘best practice’ for the A+D community involved in the healthcare sector

  • The role A+D can play in responding to the needs of all stakeholders from patient through to practitioner

  • How the A+D community can leverage its creative input to alleviate strains upon the provision of health in our region in the near and distant future

We are excited to announce the three distinguished and talented speakers that will make up the breakfast panel discussion.

Jacqui Williams - MKDC

Jacqui Williams is Project Leader at MKDC with an interior design background and has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years.

Her experience working in the winning new Royal Adelaide Hospital bid team and more recently working with care providers on their strategic asset refurbishment planning in the aged care sector, has given her an interesting insight into the emerging trends of evidence based design.

The complexity of aged care design considerations, from large scale planning to detailed design development of interiors and furniture, make it an area in which she is passionate.

Emma Williamson - CODA

Emma Williamson is a co-founder and Director at CODA, a multi-disciplinary practice based in Fremantle.  Since its inception in 1997, CODA has delivered a portfolio of award-winning work that encompasses commercial, education, residential, urban design and small project architecture. With qualifications in both architecture and interiors, Emma brings a nuanced approach to the work of the practice, focusing particularly on the expression of materiality and colour.

Lisa Hunt - Cameron Chisholm Nicol

Lisa has nearly 15 years’ experience delivering interiors across sectors including retail, education, multi-unit residential and commercial workplace while specialising in health and aged care.

Having worked on projects ranging in value from $450,000 to over $1 billion Lisa has expertise in all phases of interior design from concept to handover. She is client focussed with a collaborative approach to all projects.

Prior to joining Cameron Chisholm Nicol, Lisa worked on the design and documentation of the $1.2b Perth Children’s Hospital Project with the Architects Alliance team. She continues to be involved on the project as part of CCN’s State’s Advisors team.

Lisa approaches all projects with passion, creativity, imagination and an eye for detail. Understanding that good design is also highly functional, she has a ‘listen first and then respond’ attitude. Lisa enjoys working alongside architects and design teams to provide innovative, functional design solutions.

Neil Cownie

Moderator: Neil Cownie - Neil Cownie Architect

Neil Cownie formed his architectural and Design practice ‘Neil Cownie Architect’ in 2009 where the focus is on providing clients with a ‘hands on’ boutique service. Neil’s studio explores the parameters of each project to find an outcome unique to site and client. This process openly engages with clients, artisans, artists, design consultants and builders to find holistic solutions.

Neil’s work also provides seamless transition from architecture to interior design as the practice provides all A+D services. From the large scale of the building to the small scale of the design of an object or the selection of furniture, all aspects of design are considered.

Neil’s move to form his own ‘grass roots’ practice followed a ten-year period as design director at the Perth based Architecture and Interior Design Practice, Overman & Zuideveld. While a director at Overman & Zuideveld Neil experienced a diverse range of project types including, hospitality, hotels, multi-residential, mixed use buildings, police stations, residential and interior design projects.

Neil is actively involved in the Western Australian A+D community as a current Board member of the Architects Board of WA and as an active member of the Design Institute of Australia.

Neil was also the recipient of the Dulux Design Institute of Australia ‘DIALogue’ 2016 travel scholarship to London & Stockholm.

We look forward to you joining us, as we share insights into how we can design for better health.

Click here to RSVP.