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New CASE STUDY submission for the AIA/AAH Case Study Library

  • 1.  New CASE STUDY submission for the AIA/AAH Case Study Library

    Posted 07-05-2022 10:14 AM
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    1.  UPDATE - New AIA/AAH "bench-marking" Case Study - Casey House 

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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 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award winning project is the Cedars Sinai Playa Vista Physician Offices & Urgent Care located in Playa Vista, California and was designed by ZGF Architects. This project is particularly interesting for its emphasis on daylighting and access to views and simplified way-finding with beautifully planned waiting areas that appear to be more like "living rooms".   The clinics are arranged in very efficient and collaborative "on-stage" exam pods. We have added a sample pod plan and typical exam room as part of this case study.  We have also 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 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award.

    We now have forty-three (43) 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.  We have also started the 2020 and 2021 Award Winning Projects as well and will be adding some of these 2020 and 2021 Award Winning Case Studies 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
    Outogoing Chair – AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee

    Professor of Practice - RETIRED
    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