2015 Accessibility & Codes Courses

The Chapter is offering four (4) courses this year:

  • March 11th, 2015 / Accessibility Scoping for New Construction and Alterations: What is Compliant, What to Modify & Which Regulations Apply / 5 HSW
    Instructors: Mark Wood, CASp and Paul Klein, CASp
  • May 28th, 2015 / Accessibility for Healthcare Architects / 5 HSW
    Instructor: Bill Zellmer, AIA
  • July 10th, 2015 / Universal Design Case Studies & Accessibility Code Update / 5 HSW
    Instructor: Gilda Puenta-Peters GPPA Architects
  • September 15th, 2015 (Repeat Course)/ Accessibility Scoping for New Construction and Alterations: What is Complaint, What to Modify & Which Regulations Apply / 5 HSW
    Instructors: Mark Wood, CASp and Paul Klein, CASp

For full details, click here for the flyer.

Space is limited, please register early: 


AAH Chapter Tour: Alex G. Spanos Heart Center **Tour Update**

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** Tour/registration will now start at 5pm sharp in the Heart Center lobby.  All attendees must log in with security during AIACV registration. Late arrivals/walk-ins will not be accommodated on the tour due to the Center’s security policy. **

Join AIACV’s Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) for a chapter tour and presentation of the new 124,000 sqft Alex G. Spanos Heart Center.

Dignity Health commissioned HDR to provide master planning and design services for the new Alex G. Spanos Heart Center at Mercy General Hospital.

Faced with growing demands, Mercy General Hospital identified the need to expand their nationally ranked cardiac program into a new west wing. The Heart Center will accommodate surgery, post-surgery intensive care, cardiac catheterization, and a cardiac patient center for “one-stop” heart patient intake and diagnostics and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, a patient and family-focused interactive cardiac library will be provided in the center as a community service.

When: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Time:  5:00 – 7:00pm; registration 5:00 sharp followed by tour. Presentation/refreshments to follow at 6pm. The tour is in the Heart Center building. The presentation will be in the North Wing Auditorium in the existing hospital building. If you can’t make the tour you are welcome to join for the presentation.
Location: 4001 J Street, downtown Sacramento. Please enter the hospital grounds via J Street. The Heart Center is surrounded by chain link fence. The fence will be open and AIA signage will be visible. Please proceed pass the chain link fence to the building and into the front lobby.
Cost: AIA Members $15, Non-members $20, Students with ID Free
Please register at http://heartcentertour.bpt.m(you must pre-register to attend this tour)
Parking: Onsite parking available in available in the North Parking Structure. Parking is $1.50 per 1/2 hr or $8 maximum. Street parking available.
LU’s: 1.5 CES/AIA credits
Light refreshments and beverages will be served

Click here for a map of the hospital grounds

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** This event has been updated to accommodate the Heart Center’s new closing time and security check in.

For reasonable accommodations or alternate formats, please
contact AIA Central Valley at least 72 hours prior to the event:
info@aiacv.org or 916-444-3658.

Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) ~ “Guide to Accessibility for California Healthcare Facilities”

This 5-hour seminar will provide an in-depth study and analysis of the upcoming 2013 CBC and the correct application to healthcare facilities. This seminar is example-driven, with floor plans and case-studies that are presented in a dynamic and engaging format.  This will be a real and challenging seminar with specific application to complex healthcare projects.

Discussion will include:

  • Completely re-written 2013 Accessibility requirements
  • Compare/ Contrast to 2010 CBC and 2010 ADA
  • New accessibility requirements from OSHPD
  • Case Study Application of Floor Plans
  • Remodeling Analysis
  • Discussion of ADA Barrier Removal
  • New Requirements for Medical Office Buildings

Each seminar attendee will receive a “Guide to Accessibility for California Healthcare Facilities” binder with complete text from the 2013 CBC, floor plan examples, code interpretations and analysis arranged in the new CBC 10 Division format.  A ‘Must’ seminar for healthcare architects and project managers.

 This course will allow you to earn the full 5 hours of ADA credit in one day.

Where: AIACV, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, midtown Sacramento

When: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Time: 9am – 2:30pm

Cost: AIA members: $100 (+ svc fee) and Non-members: $150 (+ svc fee)

To register for this course visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/403855

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About the instructor:

Bill Zellmer, AIA, CASp is a licensed architect with CASp certification and 34 years of experience as a practicing architect.  In 1995 Bill started work as a Senior Architect at OSHPD and has developed an expertise in accessibility requirements specifically related to healthcare facilities. In 2012 Bill joined Vanir Construction Management where he performs accessibility surveys for healthcare facilities. The diversity and depth of Bill’s career has given him a well-rounded perspective on accessibility as it relates to healthcare.

The course is open to AIACV Chapter members, as well as non-members. Please register early, space is limited.

Visit www.aiacv.org , e-mail info@aiacv.org or call
916- 444-3658 for more information.

Chapter Tour: Kaiser Permanente, Elk Grove Promenade Medical Office Building

Join the AIA Central Valley Chapter Academy of Architecture for Healthcare (AAH) for a panel discussion and tour of the new Kaiser Promenade Medical Office Building in Elk Grove, a two-story, 67,000 SF facility providing primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, physical therapy, imaging/radiology, clinical lab and outpatient pharmacy services. Unique design features include a healthy living store, and a 50-meter outdoor sports track that is part of a 4,000 SF sports medicine center specializing in the evaluation and rehabilitation of athletes.

The project was completed by the design-build team of Panattoni Construction/Forrar Williams Architects, and is one of the regions first projects to incorporate the 21 key experiences of Kaiser’s new Total Health Environment program.  Innovative design solutions include using the latest green building technologies to reduce energy consumption and water use, maximizing opportunities for natural day lighting, and utilizing eco-friendly materials and finishes.   Join us to learn how the project team successfully delivered Kaiser Permanente’s “total health” promise through the built environment and member experience.


Robert O’Hare, Senior Project Manager, NFS Capital Projects, Kaiser Permanente

Michelle Azevedo, LEED® AP BD+C, Managing Director, Ridge Capital, Inc.
(Previously Senior Development Manager, Panattoni Development Company)

Hilton Williams, Principal Architect, Forrar Williams Architects

Donna Lucchio, LEED® AP, Principal, AIM Consulting, Inc.
(Previously Interior Designer, Forrar Williams Architects)

Pat Hastie, Senior VP / Regional Manager, Panattoni Construction, Inc.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Check-in and refreshments, 5:30 – 6:00
Program starts at 6:00, followed by site tours

Kaiser Permanente, Elk Grove
Promenade Medical Offices
10305 Promenade Pkwy,
Elk Grove, CA  95757
Second Floor, Conference Rooms 2-4

1.5 AIA Learning Units

$ 10  AIA Members, $ 20 Non-Members
Students with ID may attend for Free (space is limited)

Refreshments/Light Snacks provided

RSVP:    www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/257560


From Sacramento, take Hwy 99 South to the Grant Line/Kammerer Road exit, take a right and head west to Promenade Parkway. Take a right at Promenade Parkway. The facility is at Kyler Road and Promenade Parkway. 
Ample free parking at the site.

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Reminder: Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2012 Kick Off Meeting

Please join the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) on Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30pm in the AIACV gallery for an open brainstorming session to help kick off and plan the AAH 2012 event calendar.

Refreshments and drinks will be served.

The AAH Committee is focused on design and architecture in the healthcare field.

For more information please contact Keith Demaray at Keith.Demaray@hmcarchitects.com


The Art of Design in Health Care

On Second Saturday, May 8th, the Chapter Galley will host a special AAH Committee exhibition: “The Art of Design in Health Care.”

Architects and designers find great satisfaction in creating spaces that directly impact the healing process. This special exhibition on May 8th will feature several member firms who design healthcare projects as they breakdown the final product of a healthcare environment and reinterpret it from an artistic perspective. The exhibition will provide an inside look at how creativity and inspiration drive the design and development of a space fosters healing.
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AAH Presentation: Energy Efficient Illumination and Specialty Lighting for Healthcare


Contributed by: Beth Young, AIA beth.young@skanska.com

The Chapter’s Academy of Architecture for Health, invites you to join them on Tuesday, April 20th, at 5:30 pm at the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis for a presentation on energy efficient illumination and specialty lighting for healthcare presented by the CLTC and Miguel Castellanos, of ECOM Engineering, Inc.

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