Innovative Design Lab Guest Lecture

Prof Alan Dilan, International Academy for Design and Health

28 March 2018, 10:00 - 12:00

Prof Dilani is a global authority on interdisciplinary research regarding the interaction between design and health. Dilani is a founder of the International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) and the journal, World Health Design.

Research suggests that the quality of built environment has a highly important role in promoting health and wellbeing. We are living in a post-industrial age and healthcare should focus on providing "wellness" as well as treating illness. Therefore, a new way to look the role of Architecture and Design within the context of health and wellbeing is required - and that is called Salutogenic Architecture.

This presentation discusses the role of Salutogenic Architecture to promote health and wellbing by designing built environments that support quality of life. It will also discuss the essentials of creating "healthy building index" that could be used as a guideline for government, decision-makers and industry.

Alan Dilani, Mike Kagioglou and Patricia Tzortzopoulos with other attendees of the guest lecture Prof Alan Dilani (centre) pictured with Prof Patricia Tzortzopoulos and Prof Mike Kagioglou


9:30 - 10:00

Welcome meeting

Prof Mike Kagioglou and Prof Patricia Tzortzopoulos

10:00 - 12:00


Salutogenic Architecture - The Search for Healthy Society

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:30 Workshop with IDL members
13:00 - 14:00

Prof Alan Dilani

Design and Health (Health Building Index, research programme and education in partnership with other European universities)

14:00 - 14:30

Overview of past and current healthcare research

Prof Mike Kagioglou and Prof Patricia Tzortzopoulos

14:30 - 15:00


Joao Soliman - Use of BIM for code checking in hospital design

Joanne Piggott - Hospital corridors

Ertu Unver - Paxman

15:00 - 15:30 Discussion
15:30 - 16:00 Interview with Joao Soliman about his Master's research