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architecture+ Hosts Learning Collaborative



architecture+ is hosting a week long forum that is bringing an international group of health and healthcare leaders to Troy for their twelfth annual meeting. Members of the Learning Collaborative represent diverse participants in the health and healthcare industry and come from three countries. Participants represent the professions of healthcare administration, environmental psychology, architecture, and interior design. They share the common goal of improving health and healthcare for everyone, everywhere.

The Learning Collaborative was founded and is led by Dr. Wayne Ruga, FAIA. Dr. Ruga, is a world-renowned architect, scholar, and visionary. He has devoted his career to designing life-enhancing environments for health and healthcare. His contributions include founding the National Symposium on Healthcare Design in 1985, now known as the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, and the non-profit Center for Health Design in 1992, which is widely credited with initiating the evidence-based design movement through sponsored research.

Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIA, FACHA, Principal of architecture+, has been a member of the Learning Collaborative for five years. Mr. Pitts is internationally known for his planning and design work with psychiatric facilities and is also an active researcher, presenter, and publisher on topics related to improving the inpatient mental health environment.

All members of the group are thought leaders in their respective fields with the ability to influence the health and healthcare environment. They come together annually to share advances and innovations in their respective fields and inspire each other to initiate positive change.

On June 7, Alexis Diner made significant Food Donation to Troy United Ministries as a “thank you” to their loyal customers who have voted them the “Best Diner” in the Times Union Readers Poll “Best of the Capital Region 2021” for the 5th year in a row. County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Clerk Frank Merola were in attendance at the drop-…
CLIFTON PARK, NY – June 9, 2021 – In recognition of 30 years in business and serving the Capital Region, GTM Payroll Services will be contributing $30,000 to community organizations. The groups receiving donations are non-profit clients of the firm that collectively provide a variety of social services for families, children, seniors, and many…
Troy, N.Y. – Longtime Unity House Chief Executive Officer Chris Burke has announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second CEO in the organization’s 50-year history, he has led the organization for more than 30 years. “Unity House is in a very strong position today, with a dynamic and extremely talented leadership team in…
Jun
16
The Chamber will help The Iron Works celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Iron Works is a family-friendly casual restaurant…
11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
Jun
17
In partnership with MicroKnowledge, this webinar will examine how to use Microsoft Office to Share files and increase collaboration. Participants should…
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jun
23
Hear directly from local college and university presidents as they discuss their vision for a post-pandemic future in higher education.  As major…
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check-in & Lunch; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion