About AAH

The national AAH mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities.

Upcoming Events in Middle TN

Healthcare 101 Seminar: “Introduction to Behavioral Health”

Thursday, September 19 | 12:00-1:00pm
AIA Middle TN Office

The AIA MidTN Academy of Architecture for Health knowledge community puts on the Healthcare 101 Series for emerging professionals and anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of healthcare design.

This month’s seminar will be a basic introduction to the environments of care in relation to Behavioral Health. The intent is to provide attendees with a high level of understanding of the unique requirements of the behavioral health patient population. We will begin with a review of the functional program requirements as outlined in the FGI Guidelines and how to translate these into actual floor plans.To further understand patient needs, we will review the psych safe fixtures, equipment and furniture. Additionally, to investigate some of the operational challenges and patient treatments that drive these requirements, there will be a follow-up session lead by providers as well as a facility tour to come in the following weeks.

Our speaker for the Healthcare 101: Intro to Behavioral Health session is Brent Shivers, AIA. Brent is a Vice President/Account Manager at Gould Turner Group in Nashville.

RSVP HERE – Bring your own lunch and come ready to learn!



University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design Establishes New Healthcare Design Studio with the Help of AIA MidTN AAH.
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For more information and to join the national Academy of Architecture for Health AIA Knowledge Community, CLICK HERE.

Thanks to our AIA MidTN AAH Sponsors!

Gresham Smith
James Bearden
Hereford Dooley Architects
Batten & Shaw
Smith Seckman Reid
IC Thomasson
Gould Turner Group
TLC Engineering
HMK Architects

To contact the AIA Middle TN AAH, email Rob Hamby at rob.hamby@greshamsmith.com