Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 2-3 pm ET
An Integrated Approach to Planning the New Austin State Hospital
How do you successfully invest nearly $300 million in a master plan for a state psychiatric campus in the middle of a rapidly developing urban community? This session will look at how the redevelopment of the former Austin State Hospital campus provides an opportunity for academic engagement in the clinical process, implements a continuum of care, and offers opportunities for mental health partnerships in the heart of Austin, Texas.
This project involved collaboration between the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and a variety of design professionals and community advocates to master plan and execute on the construction of the new 240-adult bed Austin State Hospital. This panel is moderated by Nick Faust.
Hosted by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health an AIA Knowledge Community.
- Observe the Master Planning efforts and the role of the new Austin State Hospital
- Evaluate the development of organizational models, and the subsequent building design, that support best practices in safe patient care for the new state hospital
- Measure key programming goals and innovative design attributes for addressing brain health within patients
- Understand projected changes in patient flow at the new state hospital and how these changes will improve both staff and patient safety and well-being
Sydney Harris, MHA
Director of Mental Health Care Redesign | Dell Medical School
Ryan Losch, AIA, AICP
Associate Principal |Page
Nick Faust, AIA, WELL AP, EDAC
Associate | Lawrence Group
AIA, NCARB, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, LSSYB
Saint Louis, MO