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Academy for Design and Health


The International Academy for Design & Health is a 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 organisations to promote human health, wellbeing and quality of life through environmental design.


The centrepiece of our activities is the 10th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition, which will be held in Toronto, from 9-13 July, 2014. Click here or on the image opposite to download the Preliminary Programme and Call for Registration.


This year's Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition 2013 was held in Brisbane, from 10-14 July. Click here to download the presentations, here to download the Final Programme or here to download a slideshow of images from the event.

 



Academy Awards 2014 Deadline Extension



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The deadline for submissions for the Design & Health International Academy Awards 2014 has been extended until 15 April. This year's awards programme comprises twelve categories across the key areas of international health delivery, including the prestigious Lifetime Leadership Award. The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2014.


Established as the world's leading advocacy programme recognising professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy built environments, the awards ceremony will be held during the Gala Academy Awards Dinner on the 12 July at the Royal York Fairmont Hotel in Toronto, Canada, during the 10th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition from 9-13 July. The judging panels for the prestigious awards comprise of an interdisciplinary group of experts from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and North America.


Click here to download the Call for Entries or here for more general information on the Academy Awards 2014.

 



Design & Health Middle East 2013 a success in Qatar



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Design & Health Middle East 2013 is an international symposium was successfully organised in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar's leading non-profit healthcare provider. The Academy's inaugural symposium in the Middle East was held at the Hilton Hotel in Doha, from 13-14 November, 2013, and was dedicated to exploring global salutogenic perspectives on the creation of a healthy society in Qatar and across the Middle East.


Lifestyle related diseases or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality over the past two decades across the region. This symposium will bring together leading global researchers and practitioners to debate how the role of the physical environment in addressing these challenges.

Click here to download the final programme or here to download all of the speaker's presentations.

 


International Academy Awards 2013 winners announced


Murray Coleman AM, managing director of Lend Lease, introduces the prestigious Design & Health Academy Awards
The winners of this year's prestigious Design & Health International Academy Awards 2013 has been announced at a prestigious ceremony on the 13 July at the Brisbane City Hall in Queensland Australia.

Supported by lead partner, Lend Lease and ten category sponsors, the awards programme comprised ten categories across the key areas of international health delivery, including the prestigious Lifetime Leadership Award. 


Established as the world's leading advocacy programme recognising professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy built environments, the awards ceremony was held during the Gala Academy Awards Dinner of the 9th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition from 10-14 July.


Click here for further information on the Academy Awards 2014 and 2013 Award Winners.



 

Australasian Healthcare Design 2000-2015 launched

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The International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) and its Australasian partners have successfully launched a new and exciting publication at the 9th Design & Health World Congress in Brisbane, from 10-14 July.

Edited by Kate Copeland, past president of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australasian Healthcare Design 2000-2015 reviews past, current and future projects and trends in healthcare design in Australia and New Zealand, providing a unique reference publication for researchers and practitioners in the global field of design & health.

The hardcase publication, which has been produced in collaboration with Government State Health Departments and the Australasian partners of the 9th Design & Health World Congress, which was held in Brisbane, from 10-14 July, 2013, consists of a collection of essays from prominent Australasian academics and practitioners, as well as a comprehensive catalogue of projects delivered during a remarkable period of capital investment in health infrastructure. Click here or on the image to download some sample essays and projects, and to order your copy from the limited stock still available.




Award winning hospital hosts Design & Health Asia Pacific 2013



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The double Academy award winning Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) was the prestigious host of the inaugural Design & Health Asia Pacific 2013 International Symposium, Exhibition & Gala Dinner, which too place from 14-15 March in Singapore.

The KTPH won the Best Hospital Design and Best Sustainable Design awards in 2011, and is widely recognised around the world as a benchmark for leadership in health promotion, as well as medical care.

With Singapore also recognised as having one of the world's best health systems, the symposium, which was supported by the Ministry of Health Holdings in Singapore, focused on health policy and health infrastructure issues relating to the key challenges facing countries in the Asia region around a rapidly ageing population and the need for a more dynamic approach to integrated care.

Click on the image to download the final programme or here to visit our past events page and to download all of the speaker's presentations.




Three designs scoop awards in International Competition in Africa

The winning design, Protea Health

The winners of a new international competition to design a ‘Health Promoting Lifestyle Centre’ for South Africa, have been announced by the International Academy for Design & Health in partnership with the Ministry of Health in South Africa.

Providing an open design brief, the competition, which was the first of its kind in Africa, asked entrants to design a new kind of health centre – one with a preventative, rather than a curative vision.

Focusing mainly on primary care, with an emphasis on health promotion, the design brief called for a friendly and welcoming facility that empowered the community towards self-care. Entrants were required to show an understanding of salutogenic health principles and how the physical environment can be a valuable tool for preventative medicine, as well as demonstrating environmentally-supportive design.

The winning design, Protea Health, submitted in a joint venture by Farrow Partnership Architects, Clark Nexsen and Ngonyama Okpanum & Associates, received a prize of €40,000, while the two highly commended designs, Triple Embrace by Nightingale Associates and Phila Kahle (‘Live Well’) by HLM Architects both received €20,000 each.


For more information on the competition, the international jury and the winning designs, click here




Organisation & People

Partners & Corporate Membership

Our executive and international advisory boards represents an interdisciplinary network that includes experts from all over the world

Our partners include governments, public sector providers, professional / trade bodies and commercial industry 

Education & Training

Research & Science

Learn about our post-graduate and executive education programmes, including the Design & Health International Masters Degree

Our global research initiative brings universities and industry together to address the keynote issues facing the healthcare design sector

Media & Publishing

Conferences & Events

Design & Health is a prolific publisher of research papers, books and journals, including the influential World Health Design journal
Learn more about the 8th World Congress for Design & Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012, and our regional international symposium

Advocacy & Awards

Consultancy

Learn about our work to influence design standards and guidelines, through initiatives such as the Design & Health International Awards We can provide design consultancy & review to health clients and governments, or connect you to the leading experts in the field


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