The Health Care / Health Design forum held on March 18 in Melbourne will explore the critical role of design in the future of healthcare. Bringing together leading practitioners, researchers, administrators, clinicians, the forum will discuss the issues and experiences in creating world class healthcare facilities.
BLP Director Ron Billard will be one of four local experts joining intenational keynote speakers moderating the panel discussions.
Ron has over thirty years of experience across a wide range of projects, including health, medical research, university and inner-city residential/mixed use. From a desire to develop health projects that were inviting, non-institutional and used best practice, evidence-based design for patients, visitors and staff, Ron commenced the healthcare work for which he has become widely recognised including the multi-award-winning The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Perth Children’s Hospital, as well as the planning of many regional hospital redevelopments in Mackay (Queensland), Wagga Wagga, Albury and Shellharbour (NSW) and Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong (Victoria).