Event Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Presentation

March 18, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm

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Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th Street
78701 Austin , TX

Small House and Household Plan Nursing Homes

The prevailing design of nursing homes is for an institutional environment based on staff efficiency without any concern or respect for the residents’ previous residential experience. Fred Worley with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services will provide an overview of the revisions to the 2012 and 2015 editions of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, to encourage designing and building less institutional nursing homes with more homelike atmospheres. Newly enacted state regulatory design standards for small house, or household plan, nursing homes encourage design professionals to create more residential built environments for elderly Texans and Texans with special needs. Worley served on the Pioneer Network Task Force that proposed the changes to the Life Safety Code health care chapters.

Networking will begin at 11:15, and the presentation will start at 11:30.


$5 for AIA Members
$20 for Non AIA Members
FREE - If you would just like to attend and do not need credit, registration is free (RSVP required)

Thank you to our annual sponsor:


The committee's aim is to develop knowledge and information to benefit architects, owners, contractors and consultants who are engaged or interested in the design and construction of healthcare facilities.

The committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Networking/socializing from 11:15am - 11:30am. 
Meeting begins promptly at 11:30am. 

Please contact AIA Austin for more information about this committee or to learn how you can get involved!

Julie Schneider, AIA - Chair