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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. The 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

    Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2, 2015
    San Diego, CA, 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