The Washington, DC Active Design Committee (ADC) champions physical activity and health in design. The committee’s primary goal is to promote awareness of public health epidemics and design strategies for combating them. Rooted in our Nation’s Capital, the ADC seeks to formulate local synergies with sustainability measures and federal initiatives. The Active Design Committee is a forum for amassing a broad range of stakeholders (architects, designers, planners, educators, federal administrators, and the greater public) to improve the health and wellness of humanity through design.
Board of Directors
Anna Cero, email@example.com
Andrea Swiatocha, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Simmons, email@example.com
Nancy Skinkle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina Crespo (former co-hair), email@example.com
Kelly Shay, (former co-hair), firstname.lastname@example.org
Israel Medina, email@example.com
Rhea Patel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Milligan, email@example.com
Everyone is welcome: architects, non-architects, AIA members, and non-members alike. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at Gensler’s Conference Center (2020 K Street NW, Washington, DC), 6:30pm-8:00pm. (Note that the February and March 2014 meetings will occur fourth Friday of the month at the District Architecture Center).
What’s happening? Check out our Events Calendar!
AIA NYC Chapter Manual of Strategies for Active Design
Center for Active Design in New York City:
“Mayor Bloomberg Announces First Ever Center for Active Design”
Healthy by Design
Sustainable DC Plan
DC Department of Health Initiatives
DDOT Bicycle Program:
DC Bicycle Maps:
Active Life DC:
2013 Walking Summit:
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The Campaign to End Obesity
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report
Active Design in communities and neighborhoods
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HBO Series “The Weight of the Nation”
USGBC LEED Webinar, 209: The Evolution of LEED
‘Wellness’ carries the 2nd highest weight in the LEED rating system!
Yuck – A 4th Grader’s Documentary about school lunch
A 21-day look at how health and wellness can be incorporated into all types of spaces and become a holistic part of our lives.