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Healthcare Facilities: Build Health International—Current Projects

Jan2020 HFC

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Build Health International (BHI) designs, builds, and equips hospitals and health clinics in impoverished regions of the world to enable access to dignified care for those who need it most.
Following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, which took the lives of over 300,000 people and destroyed the country's already-fragile health infrastructure, BHI co-founders Jim Ansara and Dr. David Walton were asked to design and build a 320-bed teaching hospital in central Haiti. The lessons Jim and David learned while building Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais led them to found Build Health International in 2014.
Together with non-profit partners and governments, BHI is now working in over 40 hospitals in 20 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jim Ansara, co-founder of BHI, will explain the team’s mission and approach to healthcare facilities and infrastructure development in resource constrained areas of the world.

Allison Denisky, Architectural Designer, will present the Outpatient Department and Maternal Health Center at Saint Rock Hospital in Haiti to demonstrate the common design constraints in these regions.

Bob Raymond, Architect, will present the CURE International Pediatric Orthopedic Hospital Master Plan in Kijabe, Kenya and specialized facilities standards, as a comparison to designing to typical international standards.

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available