P'Elizabeth Koelker

by P'Elizabeth Koelker

Principal, Director - Healthcare & Higher Ed Studio

COVID-19: The Path Forward

  • APRIL 22, 2020
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“As a healthcare architect and planner with a bent towards systemic thinking and innovation, I can’t help considering the long-term effects of the challenges currently impacting healthcare systems across the world and imagining how healthcare environments might change in response over the coming years.

Healthcare capital investment projects take a long time to plan, finance, design and build, so the time is now to begin thinking through these impacts—and to begin preparing for what could be our “new, new normal” as we emerge from this current crisis. Much as Sept. 11 was a bellwether event for the design of airports, COVID-19 is likely to radically alter healthcare delivery in the years to come, and with that, the physical facilities that support that care. Here are several ideas we must all consider.”

Read the full story here, published by Healthcare Design Magazine featuring M+A’s own nationally recognized Healthcare Studio Director, and M+A Principal, P’Liz Koelker.

As the world continues to explore healthcare through the COVID-19 crisis, P’Liz is being turned to for her design strategies and solutions, including advising local Ohio healthcare systems to prepare for the potential surge.

P'Elizabeth leads M+A's healthcare and higher education practice groups, focused on leveraging research and design thinking to help our client partners positively transform their institutional infrastructure in support of the communities they serve. She is passionate about the power of planning, design, and architecture to create environments that uplift the human spirit while engaging our physical world in responsible ways. With a background in both higher education and public leadership, she brings a curious mind, a quick understanding of complex issues, and a passion for excellence to each endeavor.

As firm Principal, she has advanced M+A’s mission of “Enriching Lives through Innovation Design” by growing and developing our capacity to support our institutional client partners. Nurturing diversity and inclusion within project teams and supporting research and innovation, P’Liz seeks to help institutions advance their missions through the investments they make in infrastructure planning and design.

P'Elizabeth Koelker

by P'Elizabeth Koelker

Principal, Director - Healthcare & Higher Ed Studio

P'Elizabeth leads M+A's healthcare and higher education practice groups, focused on leveraging research and design thinking to help our client partners positively transform their institutional infrastructure in support of the communities they serve. She is passionate about the power of planning, design, and architecture to create environments that uplift the human spirit while engaging our physical world in responsible ways.