AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply design and health research in their communities.

July 01, 2016 |
AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

This week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the Architects Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) released a summary of the second annual Design and Health Research Consortium.

The summary, “From Research to Application: Building the Bridge to Practice,” is available on AIA’s website.

Held in April in Alexandria, Va., the consortium was led by 17 members comprised of architecture schools and schools of public health.

The groups discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply design and health research in their communities. In particular, they examined how to make their research relevant and how to craft a good proposal.

“We are working to create a bridge between the academy and practice and help the design firms access to this research in ways that are easily-consumable and readily-applicable for practice,” said Suzanna Kelley, FAIA, AIA Managing Director of Strategic Alliances and Initiatives. “This document includes real-world strategies, tactics, tools and tips that will help our university teams think differently about how they engage architects, foundations, and government partners.”

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