Institute on Place and Wellbeing
The Center's director of research, Esther M. Sternberg, MD, is also the founding director of the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing. The Institute is a partnership of the Center for Integrative Medicine, the College of Medicine, and the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. This collaboration, unique in the nation, is studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellness. Research at the Institute is changing standards for green and sustainable design, leading to the creation of healthy environments of all types and scales—hospitals, office buildings, schools, and homes—as well as urban design.
Building for Health
The University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing has been selected as a Founding Member of the American Institute of Architects Design and Health Research Consortium. The Institute's Rooms for Wellbeing exhibit, showcasing research on the built environment, won one of the Best Booth awards at the American Institute of Architects annual convention in 2016.