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Jorge Mendoza and Georgina Lalli Speak at Piloting Healthcare’s Road to Recovery

On April 25, the KPF Principal and Senior Associate Principal spoke on a panel about Columbia’s recently unveiled all-electric Biomedical Research Lab Building at the AMFP event.

In “The Building as a Catalyst: A Phased Approach to Decarbonizing Research Buildings Through Electrification,” the audience discovered how Columbia University’s new all-electric biomedical research building delivers on the university’s climate commitments and satisfies New York City’s Local Law 97. The panelists provided insight into how integrating architectural and mechanical systems can solve spatial issues when electrifying this type of building. They  also recounted the phasing of the project’s mechanical system, sharing how it supports uninterrupted mission-critical operations in the adjacent buildings during planned upgrades.

Jorge spoke on the panel alongside Patrick Burke, VP Facilities Management, Operations, and Planning at Columbia University; Michael Delaney, Executive Vice President at LF Driscoll Healthcare; Anthony Donatich, Director Capital Project Management at Columbia University; and Nikita Jathan, Senior Environmental Designer at Atelier Ten. Georgina moderated the panel.

The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP) event gathers industry leaders to speak on the latest in planning, real estate, design, construction, and operations of healthcare and life science facilities. The event covers five main themes: innovative ideas; emerging best practices; advancing care delivery models across diverse communities; a deep dive into adaptive reuse, renovations, and flexible facilities; and leveraging technology.

The event took place on April 25 from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York. Learn more here.