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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.

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Redesigning the School Lunch Experience Ideas Competition winners announced

Design in Public & AIA Seattle announce six innovative ideas to redesign the school lunch in a student-centered, holistic way. Winning ideas consider the cafeteria as a learning environment. Learn More

Local Leaders

Local Leaders: Healthier Communities through Design

This report profiles communities in which architects are helping to create places and spaces that actively improve both physical and mental well-being.

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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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HIA funding available

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From education to energy, health impact assessments help individuals factor health into the design & policy decisions they make. Funding for HIAs is now available through the Health Impact Project.

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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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