Robin Guenther Announced as a TEDMED Speaker

Perkins+Will’s Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader advocates for healthier healing environments

Robin Guenther will be a speaking at TEDMED which will take place simultaneously in Washington, DC and San Francisco, California from September 10-12, 2014.

TEDMED is best known as an annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, powerful delegates, and innovative start-ups. It is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Their goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow. The result is an immersive experience that allows participants to recharge their brains, jumpstart new thinking, energize their work and enlarge their worldview. Everyone comes away from TEDMED better able to imagine new possibilities and solutions for the future of health and medicine.

Robin will be a closing speaker during the “I Was Just Thinking Too Small” session. This session encourages participants to step back and see the full picture, realizing that a narrow focus can be as limiting as it is productive. She will explore some unusual connections between health and environmental design and advocate for healthier healing environments.

Robin is a leading expert and textbook author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. As principal at Perkins+Will, Robin has designed innovative healthcare buildings that have been published nationally and internationally. In addition to her practice, Robin works at the intersection of healthcare architecture and sustainability policy, participating in a wide range of advocacy initiatives. She is Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm, co-coordinated with the Green Guide for Health Care, and she served on the LEED for Healthcare committee. Healthcare Design magazine named her the “#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare.”

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