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Enhancing Human Health Through the Power of Design

The intersection of public health and the built environment presents an extraordinary opportunity for architects. The AIA seeks to facilitate holistic, synchronous and multi-scale solutions that empower its members to address a wide range of areas connecting Design & Health.

Reports on Health

Design & Health Summit Outcomes

AIA, AIA Foundation, and ACSA are pleased to present more than a dozen reports on design & health from leaders across professions. The reports were submitted in conjunction with the Value of Design Summit.

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Value of Design

Value of Design

Presented by AIA Foundation with AIA and ACSA, the Value of Design Summit proved designing for health is different than healthcare design. The event also examines why architects should consider themselves to be public health workers.

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Diagnosing Design

New York Policy Academy by Perkins + Will

The health of building occupants is a new frontier for building rating systems including LEED, Living Building Challenge and WELL Building Standard.

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SmartMarket Report on Health

Cover of The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Commissioned by the AIA, The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings is the latest SmartMarket Report by McGraw-Hill. The report highlights the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of health-focused buildings.

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Design & Health Resources

Building Sustainable Schools for Healthy Kids

This NCCOR Report examines solutions for fostering health, and addressing childhood obesity, through smart school design.Learn more.

Local Leaders: Special Report from Sundance

Local Leaders: Special Report from Sundance examines the potential of America's schools to advance human and environmental sustainability. Learn more.

AIA CAE 2013 Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education 2013 award winners demonstrate proven strategies in creating inspiring, health places for socializing and learning. View the winners.

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