I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
Tadao Ando

Active Design Committee

MISSION

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

Anna Cero, cero.anna@gmail.com

Andrea Swiatocha, andrea.swiatocha@gmail.com

Jennifer Simmons, jennifer_simmons@gensler.com

Nancy Skinkle (chair),  nskinkle@aoc.gov

 

Committee Members

Cristina Crespo (former co-chair), cccrespo@gmail.com

Kelly Shay, (former co-chair),  k.shay@interiorarchitects.com

Israel Medina, imedina@sbaranes.com

Rhea Patel, rhea.d.patel@gmail.com

Sam Milligan, samuel.louis.milligan@gmail.com

Ken Ray

Rachel Cowen

Matthew Welker
 

Meetings

Everyone is welcome:  architects, non-architects, AIA members, and non-members alike.  Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at the District Architecture Center, 6:30pm-7:30pm.
 

Events

What’s happening?  Check out our Events Calendar!


RESOURCES                                       

AIA INITIATIVES

AIA NYC Chapter Manual of Strategies for Active Design

http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/active_design.shtml

Center for Active Design in New York City:

http://centerforactivedesign.org/

“Mayor Bloomberg Announces First Ever Center for Active Design”

http://centerforactivedesign.org/mayoral-announcement/

DC INITIATIVES

Healthy by Design

http://dc.gov/DC/Planning/Across+the+City/Other+Citywide+Initiatives/Healthy+By+Design

Sustainable DC Plan

http://sustainable.dc.gov/finalplan

DC Department of Health Initiatives

http://mylivewelldc.com/home/

DDOT Bicycle Program:

http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/On+Your+Street/Bicycles+and+Pedestrians/View+All/Bicycle+Program

DC Bicycle Maps:

http://www.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/On+Your+Street/Bicycles+and+Pedestrians/Bicycles/Bicycle+Maps

EVENTS!

Active Life DC:

http://activelifedc.com/

2013 Walking Summit:

https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=20133232E&TID=9pk7zkYgUCxbVaY4HapoSw%3d%3d

 

READ THIS!

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/

The Campaign to End Obesity

http://www.obesitycampaign.org/

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/

Active Design in communities and neighborhoods

http://continuingeducation.construction.com/article.php?L=88&C=1118

 

WATCH THIS!

stairs as a piano.  slide video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SByymar3bds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKuyhfLlXzA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI-r3i5MGIQ&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=W4o0ZVeixYU

HBO Series “The Weight of the Nation” 

http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/

USGBC LEED Webinar, 209: The Evolution of LEED

‘Wellness’ carries the 2nd highest weight in the LEED rating system!

https://new.usgbc.org/courses/leed-209-evolution-leed-weightings-part-1-process-and-methods?workshop_nid=2615671&return=/courses

https://new.usgbc.org/courses/leed-209-evolution-leed-weightings-part-2-results-point-allocation?workshop_nid=2615647&return=/courses

Yuck – A 4th Grader’s Documentary about school lunch

http://www.yuckmovie.com/

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.

www.trialanddesign.com


contact

For more information, please contact co-chairs Kelly Shay and Cristina Crespo.