The Academy of Architecture (AAH) for Health is a major sponsor and contributor to this exciting new resource, enabling healthcare architects to perform rapid literature searches for research findings to inform their project work.Visit the Knowledge Repository.
The Knowledge Repository is a searchable database of research studies, articles, and scholarly papers developed by the research staff at the Center for Health Design. It is being created as a ‘bridge’ between the research community and architects and designers. The methodology provides summaries of each piece of information in the database which outlines key findings, limitations, and applicability. In addition, full citations and abstracts are included, and in many cases, the entire paper is linked to the entry. The information is searchable by topics or keywords. AAH Research Initiatives Committee members sit on its advisory team to guide its structure and content to ensure that it is developed as a significant and usable tool for architects.
Eventually to be included are all AAH Foundation research grants, the Academy Journal archives, over 2,500 papers collected by CHD over several years, and continued annual additions as new research is created. In its first year, 2012, with AAH’s sole sponsorship, 100 summaries were created. In 2013, with continued AAH support and additional support from the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI), around 500 summaries are expected to be added to the database.
A sampling of the first 100 summaries