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
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
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
Analysis of Staff Behavior in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University) Jul 01, 2003
Humanizing Healthcare: Fitness/Wellness Centers as the Community Locus for Health Promotion J. Thomas Seymour, AIA Jul 01, 2003
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