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Our Vision:

We are passionate about health promotion by design and believe that the built environment should empower, support and sustain our health and wellbeing

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us

Winston Churchill

The best six doctors anywhere, and no one can deny it,
are sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet.

Wayne Fields
What the River Knows, 1990

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About us

The International Academy for Design & Health is a leading global, interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to the stimulation and application of research concerning the interaction between design, health, science & culture. Providing a highly visible global forum for an ongoing exchange of research findings among scientists, designers and industry, we work in close partnership with our international network of governments, universities and commercial organizations to promote human health.
  • Ken Yeang Malaysia / UK
  • Ecological Architecture and the Salutogenic Outcome
  • Prof. James Barlow, President of Academy ,Chair of Technology and Innovation at Imperial College London
  • Searching for Sustainable Health Systems
  • Prof. Alan Dilani (Sweden), Founder of Academy Prof. Joseph Sung(Hong Kong), President/Vice-chancellor, CUHK
  • Panel Discussion
  • Panel Discussion with Health Ministers
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The Design & Health International Academy Awards is the world's leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments.