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
Evaluation of PFI-Built James Cook University Hospital Geoffrey Purves Jul 01, 2005
The Effect of Hospital Building on Patient Recovery Rotraut Walden, PhD (University in Koblenz, Germany) Jul 01, 2005
Aesthetics: A Source of Health Synnøve R. Caspari (Oslo University College) Jul 01, 2005
Managing Change: The Application of Open Building in the INO Bern Hospital Stephen Kendall, PhD, RA (Ball State University) Jul 01, 2005
Stress Reduction by Using Art in an Intensive Care Unit Åke Forsgren, BA Jul 01, 2005
Designing the Digital Reading Room Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, FACHA (Anshen + Allen Architects) Jul 01, 2005
A Case Study of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Mary Jo Hind (Vermeulen/Hind Architects) Jul 01, 2003
Transforming a 1950's Hospital with the Health Gardens Planning Concept Susan Black Jul 01, 2003
A New Paradigm of Design and Health Alan Dilani, Ph.D. (International Academy for Design and Health) Jul 01, 2003
From Visions to Plans and Physical Environments: Designing Hospitals from a Patient Perspective Ragnhild Aslaksen Jul 01, 2003