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Healthcare Design (Interior Architecture): Web Resources

Healthcare Design

Healthcare Organizations

The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)

http://network.aia.org/AIA/AcademyofArchitectureforHealth/Home/Default.aspx

The AAH is a part of the American Institute of Architects organization that focuses specifically on Healthcare Design and designing healthy environments.

 

American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID)

http://www.aahid.org

AAHID is an organization that offers certification for interior designers in the Healthcare field, distinguishing them from other designers.  It provides members with a resource to keep updated within the Healthcare field.

 

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

http://www.ache.org

ACHE is dedicated to keeping track of Healthcare trends and providing professionals with this information.

 

American Hospital Association (AHA)

http://www.aha.org

This group is catered towards the medical profession but it has useful information about emerging healthcare issues that a designer would need to be aware of and address.

 

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

http://www.aia.org

Please see “The Academy of Architecture for Health” above:

 

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)

http://www.ashe.org

ASHE is affiliated with the AHA and focuses on the engineering aspect of Healthcare facilities.

 

The Center for Health Design (CHD)

http://www.healthdesign.org

The CHD is dedicated to ensuring healthy environments in Healthcare facilities.

 

Practice Green Health

http://www.practicegreenhealth.org

Practice Green Health is an organization committed to sustainable Healthcare practices.

 

The Society for the Arts in Healthcare

http://www.thesah.org/template/index.cfm

This organization is a non-profit group formed to advance art as an important aspect of Healthcare Design