International Academy for Design & Health (IADH)

The International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) is a global non-profit organization with an interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to the stimulation and application of research concerning the interaction between design, health, science, culture, and economics. Founded in 1997, the aim of the IADH is to provide a highly visible global forum for promoting an ongoing international exchange of research findings among scientists, designers, health professionals, industry, and Ministries of Health worldwide.

Fundamental to the Academy's work is the development of a theoretical understanding of the importance of salutogenic design and its application in the design of physical environments that prevent disease and support and promote human health, well-being, and quality of life. The Academy offers an inclusive environment for collaborating with its government, academic, and professional partners around the world. For more information, visit

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
Workplace Design and Health Performance Elisabet Schell, RPT, MSc, PhD Jul 01, 2005
The Impact of Stair and Elevator Design on Daily Exercise Philip G. Mead (University of Idaho) Jul 01, 2005
Healthy Workplace Design for Healthcare Staff Jeanette Paul, BArch (Hons) RIBA (University of Dundee, Scotland) Jul 01, 2005
The Master Plan of the Shanghai International Medical Zone Susan Black, Nadia Tobia Jul 01, 2005
Delivering Healthy Environments via Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Kenneth Schwarz (Anshen+Allen San Francisco; Anshen Dyer London) Jul 01, 2005
Healthcare Design Development in UK Susan Francis, BA, AA, Dip MA Jul 01, 2005
Creating Patient-Centered Environments for Cancer Care Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, OAQ, OAA (Perkins Eastman) Jul 01, 2003
Post Occupancy Evaluation POE, Design and Health Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati) Jul 01, 2003
A Humanizing Healthcare Teaching Hospital in Mexico Elliot Paul Rothman Jul 01, 2003
Development of a Tool for Evaluating Proximity Requirements in the Programming and Design of a New Hospital Marc Pineault, MHA, CHRP (McGill University Health Centre) Jul 01, 2003