The AIA Los Angeles is hosting Architecture Month in October this year, focusing on “Designing Healthier Lifestyles.” Events aim to educate the public about architecture and architects, and to encourage public-interest and professional groups to come together to celebrate the built environment.
Among the events will be an AIA|LA design symposium on improving the health impacts of the built environment. In this conference supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, experts in health and design will discuss ways to build communities promoting physical activity and healthier lifestyles. As health professionals consider new design features, architects and designers will explore ways to broaden their range of professional services and become experts in preventative care. They will identify opportunities for greater collaboration and determine methods of applying urban planning in the current health crisis.