Practicing ArchitectureDesign and Health
Designing for health is about enhancing the physical and mental well-being of the people who live, work, and play in our spaces. Explore six opportunities to achieve health through design strategies.
The Value of Design: Design and Health Summit presented by AIA Foundation with AIA and ACSA examines why architects should consider themselves to be public health workers.
The health of building occupants is a new frontier for building rating systems including LEED, Living Building Challenge and WELL Building Standard.
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
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Every Body Walk!
AIA has joined Every Body Walk! as a partner in a campaign to get Americans up and moving. Walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease.Learn More
SmartMarket Report on Health
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.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 DC | Design + Well-being Committee
- ASLA Healthy and Livable Communities
- Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse
- Every Body Walks!
- Microbiology of the Built Environment Network
- National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
- NIH Health in Buildings Roundtable
- ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative