Affiliates

Affiliates

AIA

American Institute of Architects
Academy of Architecture for Health

The AAH mission is to improve both the quality of healthcare design and the design of healthy communities by developing, documenting, and disseminating knowledge; educating design practitioners and other related constituencies; advancing the practice of architecture; and affiliating and advocating with others that share these priorities.

ACHA

American College of Healthcare Architects

The American College of Healthcare Architects provides Board Certification for Architects who practice as healthcare specialists. Our certificate holders include healthcare architects throughout the United States and Canada with specialized skills and proven expertise.

An Ongoing Collaborative Alliance

The four organizations below are allied to further our common purposes.  Our leaders continually examine our missions to ensure collaboration where it is beneficial and to improve our efficiency by avoiding duplication of services.  Historically, the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health was first, created in 1946.  The other three organizations initially were created by members of AAH, but are fully independent.  Now, the leadership of each organization meets regularly to continue to enrich this important alliance.  We urge you to visit each organization’s website, to learn more.

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AAHF
The Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation

aahfoundation.org

Research Sponsorship
The mission of the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation is to support the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and to enhance the knowledge and effectiveness of those who create healthcare environments through the funding of critical educational and research activities
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AIA AAH
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

aia.org/aah

Education and Networking
The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of — and those touched by – the healthcare architectural profession.  It is one of the most active of the 21 AIA Knowledge Communities.

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ACHA
The American College of Healthcare Architects

healtharchitects.org

Board Certification
The American College of Healthcare Architects was created in 1999 to offer Board Certification to licensed healthcare Architects through an independent process involving a portfolio review, an assessment by peer Architects, and a rigorous examination.  It is the first and only design specialty so recognized by the AIA.

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FGI

Facility Guidelines Institute
fgiguidelines.org

Standards Development
The mission of FGI is to establish and promote consensus-based guidelines and publications, advised by research, to advance quality health care.  FGI is responsible for the process and the 110+ person multidisciplinary committee responsible for developing and publishing the Guidelines.