Critical Care Design: The History and Future


Panel discussion led by Frank Zilm on the history and future of critical care unit design. Panelists include distinguished healthcare design professionals and professors as well as notable, credentialed Nightingale Professor of Nursing.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the medical evolution of critical care and the implication on patient and staff space needs.
  • Knowledge of historical initiatives to design hospital critical care units.
  • Familiarity with current issues affecting ICU design.
  • Ability to identify future needs and concepts that will affect design for critical care.
  • Understanding the research influencing ICU design.

Recorded Dcember 14, 2021

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  • Frank Zilm D. Arch

    University of Kansas Institute for Health and Wellness Design

  • Julie Fairman

    RN, PhD, FAAN

    Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans

    Director Emeritas, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Director, RWJF...
  • Kirk Hamilton

    D. Kirk Hamilton


    Beale Professor of Health Facility Design, Texas A&M University

    Founding Co-Editor, Health Environments Research & Design

    Kirk Hamilton is a Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University where he teaches...
  • Jeanne Kisacky

    PhD, M. Arch

    Author, Rise of the Modern Hospital