Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering (7GAE) has been invited to speak at the 53rd Annual Health Facilities Planning Seminar presented by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan AIA (American Institute of Architects). The session held on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am titled Collaborative Design Outcomes: Native American Healthcare will be presented by Steve VandenBussche, AIA, LEED AP, Scott Winchester, AIA, and Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP.  

To be held virtually on April 22 and 23, 2021, the 53rd Annual Health Facilities Planning Seminar provides architects, engineers, and healthcare professionals with information and resources that assist in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of health facilities.  



“This is an important opportunity to discuss the historical context of Native American health services to a wider audience,” shares President Karl Kowalske of 7GAE. “By appreciating how Native medicinal practices affect building design and exploring collaboration techniques that drive consensus among diverse constituent groups, we can design healthcare facilities that better serve all patients.”  

Leading the presentation is Steve VandenBusscheVice President of Practice at 7GAE, Scott Winchester, Tribal Liaison at 7GAE, and Sheila CahnmanPresident of JumpGarden Consulting, LLC. The three have worked together on several native healthcare projects and specialize in the design of healthcare spacesWe invite you to join us in the process of storytelling, sharing, and discussion. 

To register for the event, visit the AIA Michigan website. The early registration fee is $250 if payment is received prior to March 19, 2021.