ASHE PDC Summit: Award Ceremony & DPR Hospitality Event

by Hamilton Espinosa

Many, including myself, headed to San Francisco this week for the ASHE International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction--the PDC Summit--which began on February 24 and ended today on February 27. On February 25, during the Open Session, there was a Vista award ceremony, which recognized project teams with New Construction, Infrastructure and Renovation awards. I was honored to be a part of the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Specialty Surgical Care project team, which was recognized with a 2013 Vista Award for Renovation. The team, which included ccrd Partners and Orcutt|Winslow, renovated the space in 10 months to create a 21,350-square-foot Med-Surg unit with 28 post-surgery beds.

Here's the team onstage receiving the award.

Later that night, DPR hosted a hospitality event at Waterbar on The Embarcadero for around 350 colleagues, customers and partners. With indoor and outdoor space and a fantastic view of the Bay Bridge, guests chatted, enjoyed refreshments and delicious food, while enjoying the music of the live band.

A special treat especially for those visiting from out of town like myself, we had a front row seat to the Bay Bridge light show, which was a dazzling sight to behold.

The PDC Summit has a distinguished history of bringing together owners, design teams, contractors and many more industry professionals from around the country to learn from each other, make valuable connections, and lead change in the industry. In its 26th year, this year's conference continued that tradition.