Centers & Institutes
The Center for Design and Health at the University of Virginia School of Architecture pursues cross-disciplinary research to aid the design and planning of effective environments for human health and well being. The work of the Center focuses on a variety of health issues, including the design and planning of patient-centered medical facilities, housing, neighborhoods, communities, cities, and regions.
The Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN) works with community organizations, local and state government on a range of community issues, including community visioning, public health, heritage preservation, watershed planning, agriculture, transportation, land use and development, recreation, working waterfronts, and public lands issues.
The Community Design and Research Center (CDRC) is an interdisciplinary research and community practice center that builds on the School of Architecture’s long history in community design, engagement, and public scholarship.