The Center for Health Design

The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and organizations in the healthcare, construction, and design industry to improve the quality of healthcare facilities and create new environments for healthy aging. CHD’s mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education, and advocacy. The Knowledge Repository, found on the Center's web site, is a complete source of EBD research with key point summaries being added monthly. For more information, visit

Research Submitted

Titlesort ascending Author Date
Design Evaluation of 6 Primary Care Facilities for the Purpose of Informing Future Design Decisions Min Kantrowitz & Associates Jan 01, 1993
Culture Change and Facility Design: A Model for Joint Optimization D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, Robin Orr, MPH, W. Ellen Raboin, MBS, MSOD, MAHOS Jan 01, 2008
Critical Issues in Healthcare Environments Uriel Cohen, D Arch, David Allison, AIA, James Witte, PhD Jan 01, 2009
Creating Safe and Healthy Spaces: Selecting Materials That Support Healing Mark Rossi, PhD, Tom Lent Jan 01, 2006
Consumer Perceptions of the Healthcare Environment: An Investigation to Determine What Matters The Picker Institute Jan 01, 1995
Color In Healthcare Environments Ruth Brent Tofle, Ph.D. , Benyamin Schwarz, Ph.D., So-Yeon Yoon, MA , Andrea Max-Royale, M.E.Des Jul 01, 2004
Business Case for Building Better Hospitals Through Evidence-Based Design Blair L. Sadler, JD, Jennifer R. DuBose, MS, Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN, Craig M. Zimring, PhD Jan 01, 2008
A Study Examines the Relationship Between the Physical Environment and Residents with Alzheimers Disease The Center for Heath Design Nov 20, 2017