Building Fit: Designing for Wellness
November 2016 – February 2017, 10am-5pm Mon-Fri
The Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209


The second in a series of exhibitions demonstrating how architecture and design contribute to the quality of life in our communities, Designing for Wellness focuses on the ways that well-designed environments can have positive impacts on health.

The exhibit highlights designs that incorporate designing for well-being principles. It demonstrates the connections between design and health over a range of different project types based on the AIA’s Six Approaches to Achieving Health through the Built Environment.

Opening Night Reception:
First Thursday, January 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Visit the CFA website for additional information on events held throughout the exhibition.



About the Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture is committed to the transformative power of design. Through collaboration with communities, thought leaders, and professionals, the Center for Architecture works to catalyze action to address the most challenging
issues of the 21st century.

The Center for Architecture is an Oregon non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to advancing public understanding and appreciation of architecture, design, urban planning and the role of the built environment in our quality of life. It was founded in 2008 by the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects [AIA Portland], and is located in the heart of Portland’s internationally celebrated Pearl District.

The CFA serves as a cultural venue and resource for everyone interested in the built environment – offering an extensive calendar of special events, exhibitions, presentations, architectural walking tours, and films. The original structure, built in 1880, has been transformed into a highly sustainable facility that both inspires and sustains an on-going dialogue about architecture and design!

This exhibition is made possible by generous support from: