Gary Fischer serves as Senior Architect in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Facilities Standards Service Office, Office of Facilities Planning, Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM). In this role Mr. Fischer manages the development and update of all space planning and design standards for VA Medical Facility design and construction projects. Mr. Fischer advises the Director of the Office of Facilities Planning and the Director of the Office of Facilities Standards Service on issues relative to space and design standards and the interface with VHA. Mr. Fischer manages the update and development of the space, equipment, planning and design Standards that are used on VA design and construction projects nationwide and are available on the CFM Technical Information (TIL) website. VA recently updated the space, equipment, and planning and design Standards for VA Inpatient Mental Health Patient Units.