About Design & Health

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, and will work to provide education, research and policy tools to achieve that goal. The AIA Design & Health member group is the member complement to the AIA's larger commitment and a place for members to share their work as architects design a bolder, healthier future.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

  1. The 11th Street Bridge Park, A New Civic Space

    Wednesday, September 24 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
  2. Community Benefit 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Planning and Reporting Community Benefit

    Tuesday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    St. Louis, MO, United States
  3. AIA Design & Health Research Consortium RFQ Guidelines Guidelines Webinar

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    United States


New! Center for Value of Design relaunched as Design & Health Member Group

Building on both member interest and AIA's committment to championing design solutions to improve public health, the former Center for Value of Design is now the Design & Health Member Group.

Latest Discussions

  • Anne Tyler Feldmann

    2014 Design and Health Summit Call for Abstracts

    Posted in: Design & Health

    The AIA, AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture will host a summit in April 2014 titled The Value of Design: Design and Health. In anticipation of that event, the AIA...

Latest Blogs

  • Kathleen Simpson, CAE

    AIA KnowledgeNet: Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Aging-in-Place

    Design & Health

    Valuing Connectivity: Exploring the Importance of Civic Inclusion and Walkability for Senior Living By Dodd Kattman, AIA As the Baby Boomers approach retirement, they will be less tolerant... more