Texas Architect July/Aug 2012: Healthcare & Wellness
In this edition about design for healthcare and wellness, we look at good buildings of both types. But the role of architects in public health goes far beyond their work on the hospitals, clinics, and fitness facilities routinely associated with these two categories. The broader purview includes their role in shaping more livable, sustainable, and healthy communities — the premise being that there is a direct correlation between the design of a community and the health of its people.
Trends of the Trade Marketplace A beta version of the wikiinspired app is available at www.hsaustin.org. Austin Historical Survey Wiki Seeks Participants The City of Austin Historic Preservation Office has been working in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin (UT) School of Architecture Historic Preservation program to develop a participatory, wiki-inspired web application to support the comprehensive survey of Austin’s historic resources. The community launch took place June 4. The Heritage Society of Austin has partnered on this project by assisting in securing funding and providing volunteer support in adding content to the Wiki. of the Wiki project by taking photographs of City of Austin Landmarks and assisting in gathering and uploading other data including: historic zoning ordinances, historic narratives of City of Austin Historic Landmarks and other historically significant properties; and uploading information from previous Heritage Homes Tours and other HSA events. These tasks can be done at the HSA offices or offsite. To volunteer, or for more information about either of these tasks, e-mail isaac@ hsaustin.org or call (512) 474-5198. You can be an important part CE Credits Available through Texas Architects-AEC Knowledge Partnership Texas Architects has partnered with aecKnowledge—an innovative, online knowledge-sharing platform for the AEC industries. As an established provider of high-quality video continuing education, aecKnowledge features top thought leaders and subject matter experts. For more information, visit www.texasarchitects.org/v/continuing-education. Austin’s CAD Learning Center @ Austin Community College REVIT CIVIL 3D AUTOCAD (512) 223-4900 austincc.edu/learncad firstname.lastname@example.org Design & BIM by David Naumann 7/8 2012 Texas Architect 73