As the initial program in a series over the next several years around the topic of design’s impact on our communities, Building Fit focuses on the ways that well-designed environments can have positive impacts on health.
The program begins in Fall 2015 with this exhibition as a key component, showcasing design that encourages healthful activity, such as walking, bicycling, and taking the stairs. It shows how designers, planners and architects in partnership with clients, neighborhoods, health-focused organizations and public agencies can encourage physical activity and greater attention to health through the thoughtful design of the built environment.
The exhibition consists of project examples from across the country included in the New York Center for Architecture’s exhibit FitNation but highlights Oregon and Pacific Northwest examples of design for healthy activity. It is possible for those inspired by the exhibit to also experience these projects first-hand. Having the opportunity for the public at large to explore these projects, either individually or as a tour, is a key component of CFA’s Building Fit program.
The exhibit will be at the CFA through December before moving to other spaces. A second exhibition on the built environment and health will be part of the 2016 CFA exhibition schedule.