We are excited to announce the dates of our 16th Annual Healthcare Design & Construction Symposium to be held in-person!

Location: School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN 

Date: Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 2022

This year we are planning on doing things a little differently. On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3rd, we will have break out groups to discuss specific topics and offer opinions that will be collated into a White Paper after the Symposium. On Thursday, August 4th we will return to the familiar format featuring presentations and panel discussions.

The Symposium will feature a slate of experts and critical thinkers including:

• David Dill, Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Health

• Neal C. Hogan, PhD, Chairman, Health Care Climate Action Works

• Kevin Mahoney, CEO, Penn Medicine

• John Means, Partner, McKinsey & Company

• Rafael Viñoly, Principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects

• and many more

AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members by AIA Middle TN (Provider #A047). Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. Questions regarding credit may be directed to hello@aiamidtn.org.




Clayco, Inc.


Gresham Smith

Henderson Engineers | Henderson Building Solutions


Hoar Construction


K&L Gates

Layton Construction

Meadows & Ohly

Messer Construction Company


Smith Seckman Reid


Turner Construction

Walsh Construction

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Barton Malow

Cleveland Clinic

DPR Construction 

Earl Swensson Associates

Hensel Phelps Construction 


Rowland Architecture+

Smith Cashion & Orr

Platinum Sponsor ($3,000):

Platinum sponsors will receive prominent acknowledgment on the symposium website and during the event. Platinum sponsors will receive one complimentary in-person registration to the event.

Gold Sponsor ($2,000):

Will receive prominent acknowledgement on the symposium website and during the event.

Click here to access the sponsorship form for more information and to become a sponsor.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact:

Sanjiv Gokhale
Director, Graduate Program in Construction Management
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Phone: 615-322-5919

Charity Backs
Senior Administrative Specialist
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Phone: 615-322-6405
Fax: 615-322-3365

Due to anticipated demand and limited space, we request that no more than two persons from the same organization register for the symposium.

For questions or more information please contact Charity at 615-322-6405 or by email at charity.hasty@vanderbilt.edu.

Refund Policy

Registrations to this program are limited. A substitution is allowed up through July 29, 2022. Please contact Charity for substitution.

Refunds are permitted until the end of early registration, Monday, July 11, 2022, less a fee of $50.00 per registration. No refunds are allowed after the early registration period ends.

Committee Members

Tom Caplis, Co-chairWalsh Group
Denton Wilson, Co-chairIC3
Abe Baber LifePoint Health
James Bearden Gresham Smith
Dan Callaghan Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Abigail Clary Cannon Design
Mark D'Arcy UHS
Patrick Duke CBRE
Rame Hemstreet Kaiser Permanente
Steve Higgs Meadows & Ohly
Randy Keiser Turner
Amanda Lautermilch Novant Health
Lynn Murphy UK HealthCare
Kristen Poldemann The Ohio State University Medical Center
Pat Rios Cleveland Clinic
Marc Rowland Rowland Architecture +
Linda Sadler Smith Seckman Reid
Clay Seckman Smith Seckman Reid
Whitney Walter Layton Construction