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.
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.
DHLG gets a shout out in Fast Company's article "How Smarter School Architecture Can Help Kids Eat Healthier Food"! Click on the link below to read the whole article.
With up to 50 percent of students' daily energy intake occurring in the school building, schools are often the focus of targeted efforts to combat childhood obesity. Recent evidence has shown that although...
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...