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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. Join AAH by updating your AIA Account.

Healthcare Design Awards 2017 Announced!

 
Neighborcare Health, Meridian Center for Health.
Photo credit: NBBJ/Sean Airhart.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected seven recipients of the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards. The award program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research.

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  • Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Health

    Dear readers, This is a special 19th edition of the Academy Journal , published by the AAH knowledge community. It includes five articles published online last year and three new articles from this ... more

  • Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Health

    The latest Roundtable Report from the NEJM Catalyst,  Measuring What Matters and Capturing the Patient Voice , details their 'Taxonomy of the Patient Voice' in the design of care and as an input to care. ... more

Knowledge Repository

The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is a major sponsor and contributor to this robust resource, enabling healthcare architects to perform rapid literature searches for research findings to inform their project work. 

The Knowledge Repository is a searchable database of research studies, articles, and scholarly papers hosted and maintained by the Center for Health Design. The AAH provides ongoing financial support. 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. 

It is a ‘bridge’ between the research community and architects and designers by providing summaries of studies in the database identifying 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.

Since launching in 2012, it has grown to have over 550 key point summaries. Eventually to be included are all AAH Foundation research grants, the Academy Journal archives, over 3,000 papers collected by CHD over several years, and continued annual additions as new research is created.

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Announcements

  • 2016 and 2017 webinars on Vimeo

    Want to catch up on AAH webinars you might have missed? Now you can! Our 2016 and 2017 webinar recordings are now available online. From introductory (HC 101) to intermediate (Master Studio) and case study sessions, there's something for everyone.

  • Case study library now available

    The Academy of Architecture for Health proudly announces the publication of its first year of the Case Study Library on the AIA/AAH website! The AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee proposes a new and more formal format for these type of informal case studies with the idea that increased rigor will improve the quality of the Case Studies and eventually lead to more detailed POE Studies by researchers.

Latest Discussions

  • A message from Tom Clark, FAIA, 2017 President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health  If you attending the Healthcare Design Conference this week, I want to urge you to attend the Academy Update ...

Latest Resources

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  • Square footage data is important to health care facilities for many reasons: it is used in gauging building ...