Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Adelaide
Re-imagining Our Healing Environments - Adelaide

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 afternoon panel discussion.


Sheree Proposch - HASSELL

Sheree Proposch is an architect and Principal, at international design practice HASSELL. She focuses on tertiary education, research facilities, healthcare facilities and other briefing intensive projects.
Sheree has led key projects which have been internationally recognised as exemplars of design and innovation. She has worked in Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore.


Donna Rafie - GHDWoodhead

With over 20 years’ experience Donna specialises in Health design and is passionate about the collaborative delivery of high quality, sustainable healthcare environments. The key to Donna’s design approach is her understanding of the positive influence well considered, evidence based design brings to the creation of a healing environment. Donna has successfully contributed to the provision of highly functional, sustainable healthcare environments through the development of a holistic understanding of the spatial, functional and emotional needs of the users. Donna's experience includes stakeholder consultation, brief preparation, Health facilities planning, design documentation and project administration.

GarryCoff Garry Coff - Garry Coff Consulting Service

Garry has been involved in the design for change to health facilities across Australia for the last 28 years and have a wealth of experience in the implementation of new strategies to improve the way Health Services are delivered to the community. His experience covers all aspects of the Healthcare system and ranges from design for remote Aboriginal community facilities to Master Planning for the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, covering Emergency Medicine, Mental Health and Aged Care service delivery planning and design.
Garry is the Director and Health Facility Planner Garry Coff Consulting Service, which is a specialist Health Facility Planning and Interior Design practice, focusing on Hospital building redevelopment, extensions and alterations to improve efficiency and compliance. They can bring together appropriate personnel and resources to meet the needs of a broad range of clients, covering any scale of project from major Hospital Master Planning to minor alterations advice.


Moderator: Darragh O'Brien  - peckvonhartel

Darragh O'Brien is the Knowledge and Design Leader at Peckvonhartel Architects. He is also the Managing Editor of the EBD Journal and for 5 years, was the founding director of the Spatial Research Group at Monash University, Melbourne.

With over twenty-five years’ experience as an architect and interior designer, Darragh also holds a PhD on the relationship between knowledge and creativity in the evidence-based design of performative architectural spaces, where the built-environment can have a direct and significant impact on its occupants. His current research focus is on the design of health and aged-care facilities with a particular emphasis on design for dementia and palliative care residents.

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

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