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"The mission of the Academy of Architecture for Health is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities."


Design & Health 7TH WORLD CONGRESS

This conference this week in Boston is 'not to miss' if you can possibly make it. It's international in scope, and broadly applicable to Design and its impact on the lives and the health of those it touches. You can download the full conference program & registration form with link provided in this post.

Here are the session topics:

  • Salutogenic Design for Public Health
  • Ecological Urbanism - Promoting Health & Quality of Life
  • Role of the Built Environment in promoting Life Quality
  • Evaluation Tools for Improving Healthcare
  • Global Health, Environmental Health & Affordable Healthcare
  • Design for Improving the Healing Process
  • Bridging the Gap Between Researcher and Designer
  • Design for Improving Nursing Performance
  • Sustainable Design to Promote Health & Wellbeing
  • Design for Flexibility & Adaptability, and Emergency
  • Sustainability, Innovation and Evidence in Hospital Design

Don't miss this great opportunity if you haven't registered yet! Hope to see you there!

View Final Program | Register Today!

Guidelines Work Group

Are you a Guidelines guru—or at least interested in improving the Guidelines? A specialty work group of the Codes and Standards Committee of the Academy of Architecture for Health will be making proposed changes for the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines from the perspective of practicing architects this summer. Ifyou are actively using the Guidelines and would like to find out more about participating in this effort, please contact Scotty Miller at or Rebecca Lewis at

AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design

Congratulations to the 2011 Fellow recipients are: Amy D. Kicher, MArch candidate, Texas A&M University, “An Urban Healthcare Model for Outpatient Care and Wellness”, and Laura McDaniel Portney, March, Boston Architectural College, “Affective Design: Architecture as a Catalyst for Healing”.

The goals of the Fellowship are to:

  • increase architecture students’ awareness of the special needs and nature of health facilities;
  • attract talented young students to this field, and
  • advance the knowledge of planning and design of healthcare environments.

To learn more visit the the AIA website.

AAH on YouTube: The Implications of Healthcare Reform – One State’s Perspective

AIA National YouTube Channel | PDF

This webinar gives participants an understanding of health care reform and its implications for hospitals. Specifically, the webinar will focus on the need for hospitals to adopt best practices in all areas of operations, including facility design and construction. Presented June 14, 2011.


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Design & Health 7TH WORLD CONGRESS
July 6 - 10 | Boston, MA | View Program | Register today!

AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summitt
July 29- 30 | Chicago, IL | View Website | Register today!

November 13 – 16 | Nashville, TN | Register today!


Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care Call for Papers

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care invites abstracts from adult health care, geriatrics, pediatrics, newborn intensive care, medical homes, accountable care organizations, primary care, integrative health care, chronic illness care, emergency care, critical care, long-term care, behavioral and mental health, and public health.
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2011 | See Abstract Guidelines and Submission Form

Call for Nominations 2012 Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award

The Honors and Awards Department is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Awards.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m., 15 July 2011.

Nomination Information: Nominations made by an AIA Component, Knowledge Community, or a member of the Institute's Board of Directors will be accepted for review by the Gold Medal/Firm Award Advisory Jury. The jury will also accept nominations by petition if a nominee receives signatures from either 5 Fellows or any 10 AIA members in good standing. Petition signers may not be a principal and/or employee of the nominee or the nominee's firm. For submission information for each program, please visit the Honors and Awards Web site. For any questions, please contact


2011 Healthcare Webinar Schedule

Healthcare 101/201 Healthcare 101/201 is a series of monthly, web-based seminars sponsored by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. On each first Tuesday of the month, nationally recognized experts will conduct a 90 minute web seminar tailored to healthcare professionals. The 101 seminars are an introductory series tailored for our emerging professionals audience, and 201 seminars build on top of the introductory series with a more in-depth presentation for persons at all experience levels.



July 2011 TBD

101: Bariatrics

August 2, 2011

101: The Fundraising Package: Helping Clients Fund Projects and Fees

September 6, 2011

201: Evidence Based Design

October 4, 2011

201: LEED for Healthcare

November 1, 2011

101: Ambulatory Care

December 2, 2011

201: Lean Design

*The schedule is subject to change. Please see the Healthcare 101/201 webpage for the most up to date information.

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