Design & Health Research Consortium
The American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has established the Design & Health Research Consortium to advance university-led research in the area of design and health.
The 19 members of the Consortium are comprised of experts from both design and public health disciplines.
Members of the Design & Health Research Consortium are expected to improve the usefulness and quality of research linking design to health outcomes through deliberative partnership with other entities, collectively equipped to:
- strengthen the design and health knowledge base by documenting and disseminating peer-reviewed research
- develop evidence-based tools for practicing professionals informed by current research
- translate the outcomes of research for policymakers and the general public
The AIA and ACSA work with members to identify and develop opportunities for funding, publishing, and translating research that connects design decisions with health outcomes. Coordinated efforts across the Consortium benefit members, both design and health professionals, and the public as a whole.
University of Arkansas Community Design Center