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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.

Pulse on Progress

Guests exchange comments at the Design & Health Research Consortium convening in Princeton, NJ, on March 5, 2015.

Members of the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium work independently and collaboratively to develop new research and translate it for application in practice.

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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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Help the Architects Foundation use the power of design to solve problems, transform lives, and create a better world.

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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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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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