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.
The annual awards program has a significant influence on the global design of salutogenic environments that support health, wellbeing and quality of life, reflecting important aspects of the exceptional work undertaken by researchers and practitioners at the forefront of the field of design and health.The awards are open to international organizations in both the private and public sectors participating in either research or practice, including the planning, procurement, design, construction and management of healthy built environments.The judging panel is constructed from a group of independent experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Experts in their field, the judges come from multi-disciplinary backgrounds in research and practice, bringing with them a breadth of experience in their field.Recipients of the awards are teams and individuals who through outstanding efforts have contributed to the progress of knowledge and demonstrated vision and leadership in exemplary initiatives within the field.
ObjectivesThe objectives of the awards are to:
The Board of International Academy Awards
The International Academy for Design & Health’s global events programme is designed to develop and transfer knowledge and understanding of healthy built environment around the world.