The faculty and students in the Health & Wellness program are engaged in a variety of funded research projects that address current issues of healthcare design. Many of the research efforts are collaborations between the Institute of Health & Wellness Design and our Affiliate Firms, which builds on the strength of our long-standing internship program. Our research is published in peer-reviewed venues and presented at national and international conferences to disseminate new knowledge in the healthcare design field.

Research Projects

The projects use evidence-based design research techniques to explore topics such as decentralized nursing stations in inpatient units, critical access hospitals, patient-centered medical home systems, and healthy community design processes. Learn more about our ongoing research initiatives and explore the details of the research findings.


The faculty and students in the Health & Wellness program publish their research on a regular basis in a range of peer-reviewed and professional journals. The following link shows the most recent articles and reports that outline our current research efforts in healthcare design.


In order to insure that the research efforts in the Health Wellness program receive the widest possible dissemination in the design and healthcare communities, our faculty and students present their work at national and international conferences. This link outlines the most recent conference presentations.