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Getting it right: Unique and Critical Design and Construction issues on Behavioral Health Projects

Getting It Right: Unique and Critical Design and Construction issues on Behavioral Health Projects

Join us to hear some engaging, varied perspectives and lessons learned by panelists who have deep experience in behavioral health projects. 

Panelists include an owner for Hennepin County, the architects, engineers and contractors from an award-winning, successfully completed behavioral project in urban Minneapolis.

DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
4 pm - 5 pm (CDT)

Jeff Houle, Senior Project Manager/Architect,  Hennepin County Facility Services

Prior to joining Hennepin County Facility Services in 2013, Jeff spent 20+ years working for architectural firms as a project architect and construction administrator on a variety of corporate, retail and government projects throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

As a Senior Project Manager within Facility Services Design & Construction division Jeff works with county departments to understand space and infrastructure needs, secure funding commitments typical through county’s Capital Improvement Program, define consultant scopes, manage consultant teams and internal stake holders, coordinate procurement, and represent the County during construction.

Ryan Searles
Ryan SearlesSenior Security Consultant, IMEG Group 

Ryan brings more than 19 years of professional experience in “in-the-field” security, force protection, and risk management for multiple-jurisdictional responses at local, state, regional, and national levels. He has led tactical teams of 90+ in dynamic, fast-paced environments and possesses a comprehensive background in complex problem-solving and relationship building derived from conducting domestic and global operations across five continents.

Ryan has managed enterprise-wide risk management programs to protect life and safety, critical infrastructure, property, and equipment valued over $7M. His extensive knowledge includes Public Policy, OSHA, Work Place Violence, Active Shooter Response Training, Project Management, and Incident Command System application.

Mark HansenPartner/Principal, Mohagen Hansen Architecture | Interiors

Mark has worked in the architectural field specializing in healthcare planning and design for over 30 years. He has vast experience in all phases of programming, planning, design, construction documentation and construction administration.

Mark leads client leadership teams and user groups through an interactive process that establish priorities and defines critical design criteria, while facilitating the development of conceptual ideas and appropriate design solutions. His years of experience have made him keenly knowledgeable of the ongoing technological changes and demands to create efficient, functional, and comfortable environments that are cost effective and aesthetically pleasing.

Mark and his team have planned and designed behavioral health environments throughout the State and have received recognition for their creativity and ability to develop state of the art clinics and hospitals that respond to the needs of this sensitive patient population while providing a calming, safe and comfortable space that promotes healing and wellness.

Dewey Sorenson, Project Superintendent, Carlson LaVine

Dewey has 25 years of construction experience and has been with Carlson- LaVine for 11 of those years. Since joining the Carlson-LaVine team in 2011, Dewey has been involved in our health care projects and has excelled in our culture of health care construction. As a superintendent he is a natural communicator, making projects run smoothly for the entire project team. He has experience in every health care setting.

Dewey's Certifications include: IRCA 24 Hour Certification, ASHE, Healthcare Construction Certified, Blueprint Reading I and II, Silica Competent Person, and UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future.

Ryan Welte, Project Manager, Carlson LaVine

Ryan has over 18 years of industry experience and began his time with Carlson-LaVine in 2015. Ryan has spent most of his career in a hospital setting. He consistently establishes a great rapport with the staff and administration that continually completes successful project outcomes. He has experience in every health care setting.

Ryan's Certifications include: ICRA 24 Hour Certification, ASHE HCC, American Red Cross - CPR, American Red Cross - First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens (CITF), Disaster Site Worker Train The Trainer #56000 (CITF), Silica Competent Person, Millwright 16 Hour Safety (CITF), OSHA 10 Construction (CITF), OSHA 500 (CITF), OSHA 503 (CITF), OSHA 510 (CITF), Smart Mark Hazzard Awareness (CITF), UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future. (CITF indicates Certified Instructor).


Kristine Sallee, Client Relationship Manager & Healthcare Designer, JLG Architects

With over 23 years in the healthcare architecture and design industry, Kristine uses evidence-based design to create thoughtful, collaborative, and innovative solutions to complex problems to help improve the lives of others. Kristine has been involved on projects from both the architecture and healthcare owner side, she understands healthcare issues from the inside-out.

Being an empathetic listener and communicator has been critical to Kristine’s success on behavioral healthcare projects. Creating a safe, calming, healing environment that pays special attention to the needs of the patient and family is critical when designing for culturally diverse, vulnerable populations. Kristine’s research on trauma-informed design guides her design principles of safely and security, creating an environment that is flexible and adaptable, incorporating biophilic design elements, and attention to specifying appropriate materials and finishes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
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AMFP Upper Midwest
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