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ALICIA WACHTEL
Executive director, facilities planning, design,
and construction, Cedars-Sinai (Culver City, Calif.)
COFFEE OR TEA?
Coffee. It clears my mind.
Alicia Wachtel was working at HOK in the commercial and
justice sectors when she was invited to try a new project: a 500,000-squarefoot
replacement hospital. And after one client meeting, she was hooked
on the industry. In 2018, she joined Cedars-Sinai, where she leads capital
projects. As she prepares to speak at HCD Expo this fall, she shares what
drives her work as well as her life outside the offi ce.-Anne DiNardo
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST
ABOUT WORKING IN
HEALTHCARE DESIGN?
I love the technical complexity and the human
aspect. Together they make a building type like
no other. Hospital design for me is a complicated
puzzle with forever-changing pieces.
WHAT CHALLENGES ABOUT
YOUR WORK KEEP YOU UP
AT NIGHT?
Obsolescence. It takes a long time to complete our
projects-is what we design today cutting edge 10 or
20 years from now?
ON HEALTHCARE DESIGN TRENDS
Search for
innovation.
Adoption of
every new idea
Technology is changing
how we think about
buildings and healing,
and it's that jolt to
assumptions that might
create something new.
as a " cure " for it all.
As new ideas are
rolled out, healthcare
designers are
convinced that there's
only one option and
that no other solution
is valid.
THREE UNEXPECTED ITEMS ON
YOUR DESK
1 tiny bottle of the original 4117 Eau de
Cologne (brings back memories of my
childhood home and grandparents).
2simple calculator with huge buttons
(a gag gift but it never gets lost).
3 roll of sketching paper. Most people
think that I only attend meetings and
don't sketch anymore.
DOG OR CAT?
Dog. I believed my kids when they said they would take
care of the pup.
FAVORITE WEEKEND ACTIVITY
Day trips out of town.
YOUR HIDDEN TALENT
Knitting/crochet. It started at my daughter's request to
knit a Baby Yoda!
THREE HEALTHCARE PROJECTS
YOU'VE WORKED ON IN THE
LAST YEAR AND YOUR ROLE
1
Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Replacement Hospital,
Marina del Rey, Calif., owner, executive director.
2
3
Hillhurst Urgent Care and Primary Care, Los
Angeles, owner, executive director.
The Angeles Clinic Cancer & Research Institute,
Los Angeles, owner, executive director.
COCKTAIL OF
CHOICE
Bloody Mary.
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FAVORITE SPORTS
TEAM
Penarol Uruguayan
soccer team.
YOUR GO-TO
KARAOKE SONG
No, no, no, no karaoke.
IF YOU WEREN'T
WORKING IN
HEALTHCARE, YOU
WOULD BE...
A researcher. I truly enjoy
discovery, fi lling gaps in
knowledge, and contributing
to the development of
something new.
FIRST ALBUM YOU
EVER BOUGHT
Pink Floyd's " Dark Side of
the Moon. "
FAVORITE QUOTE
" Traveler, there is no
path. A path is made
by walking. " -Antonio
Machado, Spanish poet.
(Sounds much more
beautiful in Spanish.)
CITY TO VISIT
Melbourne. The city has
European charm from
decades ago and the
creativity and character of
a modern insular city.
OCTOBER 2021
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Healthcare Design October 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Healthcare Design October 2021

Healthcare Design October 2021
Editorial
Special Delivery
Art Corner
Take Five With Seth Sargent
In Focus Baby Steps
In Focus Product Spotlight Flooring
The Center
Women's & Children's Health Portfolio
Face Time
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