CodeNEXT Advocacy Roundtable

In October of 2013, AIA Austin assembled an advocacy group to focus on CodeNEXT; a City of Austin initiative to revise Austin's Land Development Code  and align it with the principles and priorities of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. As this is the single most important regulation affecting architects in Austin today, the CodeNEXT Advocacy Liaison meets with members on a monthly basis to identify key concerns with the existing Austin Land Development Code and current regulatory processes that may prevent the community from realizing the principles outlined in Imagine Austin. We host a free exchange of ideas and information so please consider joining our discussions.


  • CodeNEXT Liaison: David Carroll, AIA
  • CodeNEXT Liaison: Tyler Stowell, AIA
  • City Staff Contact: Jorge Rousselin


CodeNEXT Charrette Key Findings

June 7, 2017

The CodeNEXT Charrette was a day-long event organized by AIA Austin that took place on May 9th, 2017 on the campus of St. Edward's University. The Charrette brought together seven selected teams of professionals, from architects to land-use attorneys, who tested the new code on actual sites.

On June 6, 2017, Key Findings from the Charrette were sent to Mayor Adler, City Council Members, CodeNEXT Advisory Group Members, Planning Commissioners, Zoning & Platting Commissioners, and CodeNEXT Staff. Those Key Findings summarize the most prevalent issues that arose from the Charrette. A full report is currently being put together by our CodeNEXT Advocacy team, and we plan to have that finished by early July, in order to help CodeNEXT Staff shape the next draft of CodeNEXT. Member input is important so please look to our Archi-Facts and Point Perspective newsletters, our online calendar, or this page for information about upcoming Roundtable events.

The Key Findings letter can be dowloaded here. Feel free to reach out to AIA Austin CodeNEXT Liaison David Carroll, AIA, with your comments.


Prescription Papers and Responses


Relevant Materials

Code Diagnosis and Response
Code Approach and Response

Soundcheck Report

Roundtable Presentations

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Concurrent Planning Efforts

Task Force input does not represent the position of any of the professional organizations involved - only the personal opinions of the participants.