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
Psychosocially Supportive Design as a Theory and Model to Promote Health Alan Dilani, Ph.D. (International Academy for Design and Health) Jul 01, 2005
Workplace Re-Engineering in Hospital Sarita Chand (Bligh Voller Nield) Jul 01, 2005
Healthcare Facilities from Planning to Design Francesca Giofrè, Ph.D., Ferdinando Terranova (University of Rome) Jul 01, 2005
Energy Saving Strategies for the New Design Meyer Children Hospital in Florence Marco Sala, Antonella Trombadore, Giuseppina Alcamo Jul 01, 2005
New Dimensions for Future Healthcare Facilities Romano Del Nord (University of Florence, Italy) Jul 01, 2005
Daylight, View and Good Circulation in Hospital Design Ed Jakmauh, FAIA, ACHA, LEED AP Jul 01, 2005
The Mind, Body and Spirit of the Healthcare Organization Annette Ridenour (Aesthetics, Inc.) Jul 01, 2003
A Garden at Your Workplace May Reduce Stress Ulrika A. Stigsdotter Jul 01, 2003
Evidence-based Design in Coordinated Health Treatment John Zeisel, Ph.D. Jul 01, 2003
Designing the Work Environment for Worker Health and Productivity Jacqueline C. Vischer, Ph.D. (University of Montreal) Jul 01, 2003