The Academy of Architecture for Health proudly announces six (6) new case study additions to the Case Study Library with more to follow over the coming months. These case studies are from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award recipients, and we hope to have all of them added by the end of 2018 or sooner.
We started our 2016 efforts with the 2013 UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Cancer Center Project as our Pilot Case Study Project and followed that up in the spring of 2017 with additional case studies utilizing six of the seven 2016 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award winners as the first phase of a CASE STUDY formatting project with the goal of “bridging the gap” between research and practice.
Architects, Designers and Planners usually conduct literature reviews, site and facilities tours, and occasionally put together informal “case studies” for their clients and teams to review before beginning a new project. The AIA/AAH Research Initiatives Committee proposed 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.