Washington, D.C. June 30, 2016 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) the Architects Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) today announced the availability of “From Research to Application: Building the Bridge to Practice,” a summary of the second annual convening of the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium held April 12-13 in Alexandria, Va.
The AIA and the ACSA announced the formation of the Consortium in December 2014, naming 11 architecture schools and schools of public health as charter members of a group which works to advance university-led research linking design and health. Since then, the consortium has grown in size to 17 members.
“We are working to create a bridge between the academy and practice and help the design firms access to this research in ways that are easily-consumable and readily-applicable for practice,” said Suzanna Kelley, FAIA, AIA Managing Director of Strategic Alliances and Initiatives. “This document includes real-world strategies, tactics, tools and tips that will help our university teams think differently about how they engage architects, foundations, and government partners.”
View the report here.
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.
About the Architects Foundation
The Architects Foundation preserves, honors and advances excellence in design for the benefit of the public. As a nonprofit philanthropic extension of the American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation is the preeminent voice and advocate for architecture and design in America. The Architects Foundation is dedicated to the belief that good design is good for all and plays an essential role in transforming lives and building a better world.
About the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
ACSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to over 250 schools in several membership categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty members are represented. In addition, over 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals. Visit www.acsa-arch.org.