Architecture and Health recognizes the built environment and health as inextricable encouraging a new mind-set for the profession. Over 40 international award-winning projects are included to explore innovative design principles linked to health outcomes. The book is organized into three interdependent health domains—individual, community, and global—in which each case study proposes context-specific architectural responses. Case studies include children’s hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, elderly housing, mental health facilities, cancer support centers, clinics, healthy communities, healthcare campuses, wellness centers, healing gardens, commercial offices, infrastructure for developing countries, sustainable design, and more. Representing the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia, each author brings a new perspective to health and its related architectural response.

This book brings a timely focus to a subject matter commonly constricted by normative building practices and transforms the dialogue into one of creativity and innovation. With over 200 color images, this book is an essential read for architects, designers, and students to explore and analyze designed environments that promote health and well-being. 

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages


Discovering an Architecture for Health
Edited ByDina Battisto, Jacob J. Wilhelm

part 1|90 pages

Individual Health

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Healthcare Facilities for Children

Designing for Distinct Age Groups
ByAllen Buie

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Elderly Autonomy Through Architecture

Building a Fifth-Generation Residential Care Home
ByDietger Wissounig, Birgit Prack

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Advancing Rehabilitation

Design That Considers Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
ByBrenna Costello

chapter Chapter 5|23 pages

Design Attributes for Improved Mental and Behavioral Health

ByMardelle McCuskey Shepley, Naomi A. Sachs

chapter Chapter 6|15 pages

Renewing the Human Spirit Through Design

Celebrating Maggie’s Centres
ByJamie Mitchell

part 2|132 pages

Community Health

chapter Chapter 7|25 pages

Creating Healthy Communities Through Wellness Districts and Health Campuses

ByShannon Kraus, Kate Renner, Dina Battisto, Brett Jacobs

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages


The Next Generation of Public Hospitals in Scandinavia
ByKlavs Hyttel

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

A Rebirth of the Consolidated Health Campus

The New Parkland Hospital
ByMatthew Suarez, James J. Atkinson

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Defining a Project Method

Ensuring Project Success With Pre-design Planning
ByHarm Hollander

chapter Chapter 11|15 pages

The Efficacy of Healing Gardens

Integrating Landscape Architecture for Health
ByKatharina Nieberler-Walker, Cheryl Desha, Omniya El Baghdadi, Angela Reeve

chapter Chapter 12|17 pages

Lean Design

The Everett Clinic at Smokey Point
ByBarbara Anderson, Melanie Yaris, Julia Leitman

chapter Chapter 13|16 pages

Employee Wellness

The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic
ByPeter G. Smith, Stephen N. Berg

chapter Chapter 14|16 pages

From Vice to Wellness

Defining a New Typology in Healthcare Retail Design
ByMegan Stone

part 3|135 pages

Global Health

chapter Chapter 15|13 pages

Outdoor Oncology

A Nature-Inclusive Approach to Healthcare Delivery
ByBart van der Salm

chapter Chapter 16|20 pages

Living Buildings

The Bullitt Center
BySteve Doub, Jim Hanford, Margaret Sprug, Chris Hellstern, Katherine Misel

chapter Chapter 17|16 pages

Regenerative Architecture

Redefining Progress in the Built Environment
ByRobin Guenther

chapter Chapter 18|15 pages

A Blueprint for Using Renewable Energies in Remote Locations

ByChristopher W. Kiss, Keith Holloway

chapter Chapter 19|17 pages

Integrating LEED With Biophilic Design Attributes

Toward an Inclusive Rating System
ByStephen Verderber, Terri Peters

chapter Chapter 20|15 pages

Connecting to Context

Place-Based Approaches to Biophilic Healthcare Design
ByMara Baum

chapter Chapter 21|16 pages

The Anti-Prototype

Why Community Health Requires Local Solutions
ByMichael Murphy, Amie Shao, Jeffrey Mansfield

chapter Chapter 22|21 pages


The Future of an Architecture for Health
ByDavid Allison, Eva Henrich, Edzard Schultz