UVA builds new design and health center

on Thursday,June 02,2011 23:06


The University of Virginia School of Architecture has recently announced their launch of a new Center for Design and Health, according to the school's website.

The goal of this center is to bring together designers and health professionals, and find a way for both the community and its patients to live in a healthy environment. It is expected to bring the community and faculty together along with giving an outlet for research and other studies to take place, according to the media outlet.

"City planners and urban designers rarely understand, or have systemically studied, the long-term health effects of their work," Timothy Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the School of Architecture, told the news source. "The activities of the center in focusing on the measurable health effects of, say, green features such as trees, community gardens, trails and nearby nature, will help to change that."

Individuals who are interested in architecture design may want to know wha the job market will look like after graduating from design programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018. 

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