President’s Message – 2024 Quarter 2

Valued ACHA Certificant Holders,

I hope you had a fantastic time reconnecting with colleagues and friends at the 2024 ASHE PDC Summit in sunny San Diego. The sessions were informative, and the networking opportunities were plentiful.

I’m excited to share some important updates:

  • New “Think Tank” Initiatives:  We’re exploring ways to leverage the expertise of our  client-employed certificant holders. Soon we will form a new “Think Tank” that will focus on communicating the value of having ACHA-certified architects on design teams to healthcare organizations. Reach out to me if you are interested in being part of this group.  Our AI Think Tank is already hard at work.
  • ACHA Student Competition Expansion:  Preparations are in progress to expand the reach and impact of the 2024-2025 ACHA Student Competition which was so successful in its inaugural year .
  • ACHA Emeritus Status Update:  We have revised our requirements for ACHA Emeritus status.  These are posted on our website.
  • ACHA / AIA AAH Collaboration: Working with the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA AAH), we established a policy for recognizing newly deceased distinguished members of both organizations at the annual Summer Leadership Summit.  This information has been posted to our website as well.
  • ACHA Exam Preparation:  For those candidates who are preparing for the ACHA Exam in June, let us know if you are interested in an Exam Study Group.  If so, e-mail [email protected] and we will connect everyone.

Join Us in Denver!

I look forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado, for the ACHA/AIA AAH Summer Leadership Summit on July 26-27, 2024. Dive deep into the “Health and Healthcare in an AI Future” theme  exploring the exciting ways Artificial Intelligence is transforming our field. Denver’s stunning mountain scenery provides the perfect backdrop where you can learn, network, and be inspired! The ACHA luncheon for the first time will include the induction of Class of 2024 Fellows. Early bird registration opens in May.

I’m eager to connect with you in Denver.  Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]  anytime for any reason.

Let’s make this a  year to remember!

Ann H. Adams, AIA, FACHA
ACHA President