Healthcare has been in a state of transformation, some would categorize as upheaval, for the past several years. Healthcare reform and adapting to growing consumerism, emphasis on a patient-centered mode of care, cost management, ACA compatibility and the shift to value meant the industry was rapidly evolving well before the COVID pandemic. As we move forward from 2020 and the pandemic, healthcare providers are reengaging on strategic initiatives and projects but with new technical and financial pressures. They are returning to the work of transforming healthcare with some important lessons learned and with a recalibrated direction. This session will explore innovative approaches in the planning, design and delivery of healthcare facilities. Jason and Chris will share important insights for strategists that can have significant impact on project timeline, cost, and both patient and provider experience.
Presenters: Jason Seaburg and Chris Lanzisera
Jason Seaburg is the Chief Operating Offer, Healthcare at Suffolk. With over 20 years of industry experience, Jason provides invaluable oversight of Suffolk’s projects. His expertise and in-depth understanding of clients’ objectives ensure project success, serving as a key resource for both clients and project teams. With a focus on Suffolk’s Northeast Healthcare sector, Jason’s responsibilities include identifying and cultivating client relationships, recruiting and developing key staff members, overseeing preconstruction efforts, and ensuring that all construction and renovation projects adhere to Suffolk’s highest safety and quality standards. Jason is an advocate of leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions to enhance the performance of his project teams and provide added value to clients and their projects.
Throughout his tenure at Suffolk, Jason has led the construction of many notable projects, including UMass Medical School – Albert Sherman Center, a 512,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and education facility and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Building for Transformative Medicine, a 13-story research lab and clinical facility. Jason is currently overseeing the Hale Family Clinical Building at Boston Children’s Hospital, an 11-story new clinical building to support the hospital’s growth in domestic and international patient volume and its delivery of high-level tertiary and quaternary care.
Jason received a B.S. in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Chris Lanzisera, AIA, RA, LEED AP is Vice President of Suffolk Illuminate. With nearly 20 years in the architecture and design industry, Chris is responsible for leading the strategic development and oversight of Suffolk’s newest vertical which will leverage technology to incorporate cost and constructability insights into conceptual designs to create efficiencies in both the design process and development cycle.
Prior to joining Suffolk, Chris served as Vice President of Architecture at the Irvine Company where he oversaw planning, design and execution of all new development and reinvestment projects.
Prior to the Irvine Company, Chris was Regional Vice President of Design Services for Hyatt Hotels Corporation where he led the design of all new construction, renovation and conversion projects throughout the Americas.
Chris is a Registered Architect is the state of Illinois, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and holds a certificate with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Chris earned his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning as well as his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University.