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Enhancing Human Health Through the Power of Design

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.

SmartMarket Report on Health

Cover of The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Commissioned by the AIA, The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings is the latest SmartMarket Report by McGraw-Hill. The report highlights the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of health-focused buildings.

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Value of Design

Value of Design

Presented by AIA Foundation with AIA and ACSA, the Value of Design Summit proved designing for health is different than healthcare design. The event also examines why architects should consider themselves to be public health workers.

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Call for Reviewers


Influence the quality of education at 2015 AIA Convention. Apply to be a Convention Education Peer Reviewer. The Call for Peer Reviewers is open June 15-July 22, 2014.

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Visualize Health in Design

Design & Health Infographic

Decisions architect make, from a building's layout to its HVAC, have a profound impact on peoples' physical and mental health. Explore this AIArchitect infographic to learn how design creates health-promoting places.

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Design & Health Resources

Building Sustainable Schools for Healthy Kids

This NCCOR Report examines solutions for fostering health, and addressing childhood obesity, through smart school design.Learn more.

Local Leaders: Special Report from Sundance

Local Leaders: Special Report from Sundance examines the potential of America's schools to advance human and environmental sustainability. Learn more.

AIA CAE 2013 Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education 2013 award winners demonstrate proven strategies in creating inspiring, health places for socializing and learning. View the winners.

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