Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition to be Held for First Time in U.S.

The Design and Health 7th World Congress will be held July 6-10 in Boston, Mass. It is the first time the event will be held in the U.S.

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health is partnering with the International Academy for Design and Health to host the congress and exhibition. Continuing education will be offered with 22 approved AIA CEUs available to participants.

Approximately 32 countries will be represented in one of the 44 live presentations or in one of the 82 posters. Outstanding design and research will be recognized and celebrated by nearly 40 international awards in 14 categories to be conveyed to winning entries submitted from nearly 25 countries.

Keynote sessions will feature:

  • Dr. Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and former health minister of Mexico;
  • Professor Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and editor with Gareth Doherty of Ecological Urbanism;
  • Professor Clayton M. Christensen of the Harvard Business School, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, and who recently wrote the book The Innovator’s Prescription, A Disruptive Solution for Health Care;
  • Professor Richard Jackson, chairman of the Environmental Health Sciences department at the University of California and host of the PBS special on Designing Healthy Communities;
  • Professor John Spengler, Ph.D. Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health;
  • Lord Nigel Crisp, former director of NHS, National Health Services, United Kingdom.

A 10 percent discount on event registration is available for all AIA members. To register, visit


Posted June 9, 2011

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