Practicing ArchitectureDesign and Health
AIA, AIA Foundation & ACSA seek abstracts of ongoing or recently completed research and design projects that demonstrate design's value in improving human health.
Architects are helping cities realize places and spaces that improve physical and mental well-being. AIA's Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design profiles several leading communities.
Design decisions affect health at every scale. Explore this infographic to discover how simple decisions may improve health outcomes. Source: AIArchitect
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.
Design in Public & AIA Seattle announce six innovative ideas to redesign the school lunch in a student-centered, holistic way. Winning ideas consider the cafeteria as a learning environment. Learn More
This report profiles communities in which architects are helping to create places and spaces that actively improve both physical and mental well-being.Learn More
Visualize Health in Design
Decisions architect make, from a building's layout to its HVAC, have a profound impact on peoples' physical and mental health. Explore this AIArchitect infographic to learn how design creates health-promoting places.Learn More
HIA funding available
From education to energy, health impact assessments help individuals factor health into the design & policy decisions they make. Funding for HIAs is now available through the Health Impact Project.Learn More
Design & Health Resources
This NCCOR Report examines solutions for fostering health, and addressing childhood obesity, through smart school design.Learn more.
Local Leaders: Special Report from Sundance examines the potential of America's schools to advance human and environmental sustainability. Learn more.
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.
- AIA Design & Health Member Group
- AIA Communities by Design
- AIA New York | Center for Active Design
- AIA Seattle | Design In Public
- AIA DC | Active Design Committee
- ASLA Healthy and Livable Communities
- Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse
- Microbiology of the Built Environment Network
- National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
- NIH Health in Buildings Roundtable
- ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative