Ballinger Principal Louis A. Meilink, Jr, AIA, ACHA, ACHE and Associate Principal Erin Cooper, AIA, LEED AP gave a presentation to a Chinese delegation of 30 people from healthcare institutions and the design industry. The event was organized by The Center for Healthcare Design, in conjunction with the Healthcare Design (HCD) Conference in Orlando, Florida. Louis and Erin gave an overview of recent operating/procedure room platform designs, highlighting Ballinger’s projects for Penn Medicine, Tower Health and NewYork-Presbyterian.

“Sharing our work and engaging in dialog with our healthcare design colleagues from China is an opportunity to broaden our knowledge base. This is the second year we’ve presented to the Special Delegation, and we have found that through the exchange of ideas, we gain an elevated appreciation of cultural differences and their influence on design,” said Cooper.

The presentation was interpreted into Mandarin by Dr. Zhipeng Lu of Texas A&M University and presentation slides were translated by Coco Wang.