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Academy Update

November 2012 Issue

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.

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From the Academy

Healthcare Essentials – November Webinar

What the Supreme Court's Decision Means for Hospital Design and Construction
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern | Earn 1.5 CEH HSW
Presenter: Thornton Kirby, FACHE, President and CEO, South Carolina Hospital Association

This webinar will give participants an understanding of the changes in National politics and policy and their impact on hospitals and healthcare systems as it pertains to the AIA's Academy of Architecture for Health members and their clients: what is in store for the designers and operators of hospitals?
Learn More | Register Today!

2013 Healthcare Design Awards Call for Entries

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) annually showcases and celebrates the best of healthcare building design and design-oriented research. Let your peers acknowledge your work.

Submit your project or research for the 2013 National Healthcare Design Awards program. Projects should exhibit conceptual strength that address aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability requirements of a healthcare facility.

Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2012 4:59:59pm Eastern Time
Entry Fee (per project): AIA Member - $300.00 | Non Member - $350.00
Review criteria and Category Walk Through Documents

Academy Journal

The 2012 Academy Journal white papers are now online. The Academy Journal publishes articles of particular interest to AIA members and the interested public involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design, research, and construction. Its goal is to promote awareness and educational exchange between architects and healthcare providers and to broaden our base of understanding about our clients. View the 2012 submissions.

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2012 Healthcare Design Award Recipients

View this year's Design Award recipient project profiles.

Submit an Article

The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management is interested in publishing three to four articles on innovation in ambulatory facilities. This is a juried publication targeted toward administrator and providers. If you believe you have a topic that would be of possible interest to the Journal please contact Frank Zilm, FAIA.

Submit a White Paper to CCA Library


Academy Conference Resources
Visit the Healthcare conference resources page for presentation handouts, schedules and event listings at previous AIA local, state and national healthcare related events. (

Archived Webinars
Cure for the Common Code: How the 2014 FGI Guideline Will Affect You – Video and Handout.
View all Healthcare archived webinars.

2012 Patient Empowered Room Design Competition
Institute for Patient-Centered Design has announced the winning submissions in the Patient Empowered Room Design Competition at These submissions have inspired the design of the Patient Experience Simulation Lab, a workshop offered exclusively at the 2012 Healthcare Design Conference to develop design solutions addressing the needs of patients. To register for the workshop, or to attend the Patient-Centered Design Reception, where the model will be unveiled, please visit

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