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Congratulations to the 2016 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award recipients!


Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center; photo credit: Bruce Damonte.

The AIA/AAH has selected seven recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The award program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.
 
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See past recipients: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

About the Academy


The AAH mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities.

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Upcoming Events

AIA/AAH Awards

AIA AAH Presidential Citations
In order to recognize the work of individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to the success of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (the Academy), the Board of Directors instituted in 2010 the Presidential Citation.


AIA AAH ICU Design Citation Award

Awarded to the entry that best resolves both functional and humanitarian issues in a unique and complimentary manner. Questions?  Contact Carol Prendergast.

Herman Miller Intern Scholarship
Herman Miller Healthcare sponsors intern architects to attend HealthcareDesign14, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. This year the conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on November 15-18, 2014. The selected intern architects are receiving reimbursement to assist with attendance and travel to the conference.This scholarship program is part of Herman Miller's continuing commitment to excellence in healthcare architecture and support of young architects. View  Recipients.




AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design
This fellowship is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students. 


Knowledge Repository

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.

Purpose

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.

The Goal

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

Research Resources

Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK)
A collaborative effort of the American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences, BRIK is an interactive portal offering online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of building, from predesign, design, and construction through occupancy and reuse. Visit the BRIK website >> .

Allied Organizations

International Union of Architects (UIA)
What is the UIA Public Health Group? The UIA - PHG is one of the working bodies of the UIA, the Union International des Architects or International Union of Architects. It was founded in1955 and represent members and guest from all continents and a growing participation from more than 60 countries in 2012. Within the context of the UIA philosophy it is the vision of the UIA-PHG that world public health can profit by the dedication of architects to provide efficient, safe and aesthetic health care buildings and an environment that can contribute to a more rapid healing of the patients as well as an improvement in staff operations and satisfaction. Visit the UIA website >> .

2014 UIA-PHG & GUPHA Meeting in Durban, South Africa
The 2014 UIA-Public Health Group (PHG) Annual Seminar and the Global University Program of Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) were held as a part of the XXV UIA Convention during August 3-7 in Durban, South Africa. The PHG seminar featured 24 presentations from 17 countries to address the theme “Healthcare Otherwhere: Resilience, Ecology and Values.” During the GUPHA meeting, the member universities exchanged teaching methods and philosophies of their programs.  See More Info »


Announcements

  • Apply for the Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship

    Herman Miller Healthcare will sponsor five intern architects to attend the 2016 HealthcareDesign Expo and Conference, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. The conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX on November 12-15, 2016. Each selected intern architect will receive up to a $2,400 reimbursement to cover registration fees, air travel, and hotel room costs.

    Candidates should submit all materials to aah@aia.org by Friday, August 26, 2016.

  • Center for Health Design's Research Coalition Announces New Investigator Research Award Applications

    The New Investigator Research Award is designed to encourage more up-and-coming researchers to turn their attention to studying how the built environment impacts outcomes in healthcare. The award is open to Ph.D. students and other recent research degree recipients. The deadline for submissions is September 19, 2016.

  • CMS Adoption of 2012 Edition of NFPA 101

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®. The change is effective July 5.

Healthcare Architecture and the Affordable Care Act


We have all seen the statistics. The US has the most expensive healthcare system among the highly developed nations of the world (more than double the average cost per person / year). And despite committing almost 18% of our GDP annually to healthcare, we are not achieving the comparable results. Our life expectancy is about a year less than the average among our international peers (significantly less than many nations). Our infant mortality rates are significantly higher than comparable nations and our children are becoming increasingly obese. Read full paper.

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