Join a network of health & well-being researchers

 Image courtesy of Anu Samarajiva, Lanxi Zhang, and Irum Javed / University of Washington at St. Louis

First Class Meal is a design proposal by students at the University of Washington at St. Louis, a Consortium school. The project won “Urban SOS: Fair Share,” an international design competition.

AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium seeks additional university partners

The American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) seek qualified, multidisciplinary university research teams to join the AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium.

About the Consortium

The AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium exists to connect multidisciplinary university researchers with design & construction industry leaders interested in healthier communities, buildings, and products.

Consortium members convene in-person once annually and more frequently online. Together, this network creates new knowledge and translates it for architects, policymakers, and the general public.

Benefits to University teams

As a member of the AIA-ACSA Design & Health Research Consortium, university partners are invited to:

  • participate in an exclusive annual convening of academics, industry representatives, and funders
  • join an online forum dedicated to advancing design & health research
  • communicate research outcomes with policymakers and design professionals through webinars, local events, and online publications
  • contribute peer-reviewed studies to the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK)

There is no funding opportunity associated with this RFQ.

Submission details

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on October 3, 2017. Applications must include current CV/resumes for two co-leads (one from an ACSA accredited program and one from a health profession) and address three prompts:

  • general interest - describe your interest in the Consortium and describe what most excites you about health and well-being in design.
  • research program - describe your current or future research priorities related to health and well-being at any scale—material, building, or community
  • translation & application - describe how your team works to facilitate application of research in policymaking and practice. What resources are required to engage more architects and public health professionals in your work?

Applicants are encouraged to provide additional data related to funding, published scholarship, courses taught, and professional engagement.

Accepted teams will be notified before the end of 2017.

Image credits

 Image courtesy of Anu Samarajiva, Lanxi Zhang, and Irum Javed / University of Washington at St. Louis

Image courtesy of Anu Samarajiva, Lanxi Zhang, and Irum Javed / University of Washington at St. Louis