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.
Texas Architect 75 7/8 2012 M a r k e t p la c e Agustin Tellez, Jr., PE Partner firstname.lastname@example.org 210 349.9098 office 210 393.4507 cell 210 349.0146 fax 125 West Sunset Road San Antonio, Texas 78209 jqeng.com Chicago 312 944 8230 Visit Our New Website: schulershook.com Dallas 214 747 8300 Minneapolis 612 339 5958 Civil Structural Survey IPD Raymond L. Goodson Jr., Inc. Consulting Engineers 5445 La Sierra, Suite 300, LB 17 Dallas, Texas 75231 Est. 1953 www.rlginc.com P: 214 / 739-8100 AIA Releases Annual Institute Update During the May 19 American Institute of Archi- tects Business Meeting at the AIA Convention in Washington, D.C, EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, began his presentation with the simple idea that now is a time of profound change within the Institute and beyond, as evidenced by the ambitious repositioning effort the AIA announced in April, the demographic transitions that will soon remake the AIA’s mem- bership base, and the still-struggling economy that has left architects unmoored in an unstable financial climate for the last few years. Ivy, AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA, and Council of Architectural Component Executives Director Vicki Long reviewed the past months and months ahead in the annual “Institute Update.” Read highlights of the institute update at www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB089537. “Now is a time of pro- found change within the Institute.”