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UPDATE - New AIA/AAH "bench-marking" Case Study - Casey House

  • 1.  UPDATE - New AIA/AAH "bench-marking" Case Study - Casey House

    Posted 04-14-2021 08:58 AM
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    The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health's Research Initiatives Committee has just downloaded another new "bench-marking" case study.   This 2019 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award winning project is the Casey House located in Toronto, Canada and was designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects. This project is particularly interesting for its emphasis on Empathy, Healing and Dignity for the HIV/AIDS patients, their friends, their families and the staff.   These empathic, thoughtful and dignified approaches to the program and building were also applied to the overall context of the site and the embracing of the surrounding Community.  The sensitive blending of the more modern new addition with the renovated Victorian Mansion of the original Casey House enhances the surrounding Urban Neighborhood with a beautiful, warm, and dignified presence.  We have added the introductory 2-page spread to peak your interest.  Go to the Library to see the rest of this Case Study.

    The American Institute of Architects recognized the project as one of the best in the nation, awarding it a 2019 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award.

    We now have forty-two (42) Case Studies of the 2013 through 2019 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health's Award Winning Projects in the Library.  We have drafted, and continue to draft, more of the 2018 and 2019 Award Winning projects Case Studies; and we will be submitting more of them over the next few weeks, and will be starting the 2020 Award winners soon.

    Go to and click on Case Studies Quick Link on the left of the page to access the Case Study Library or

    Respectfully Yours,


    Byron M. Edwards III, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
    Chair – AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee

    Professor of Practice
    Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health
    Clemson University
    2-143 Lee Hall
    Clemson, SC 29631

    Byron M. Edwards, III AIA/ACHA/EDAC/LEED AP
    Chair, AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee
    Architecture + Health Graduate Studies
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC 29631