Our Mission

The mission of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture is to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience research to a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment.

The Academy benefits from the expanding body of research that has evolved within the neuroscience community in the last two decades, and the promise of even more in the coming century. Some observers have characterized what is happening in neuroscience as the most exciting frontier of human knowledge since the Renaissance. All humanity stands to benefit from this research in countless ways still to be determined. The profession of architecture has become a partner in developing the application of this knowledge base in order to increase its ability to be of service to society.

Latest News & Events

May 10, 2015 |

Lara Chow’s thesis “Enriched Environment”

Current Notable Work: Lara Chow’s “Enriched Environment: A Treatment Centre for Transitional Youth with Mental Illness.”

April 16, 2015 |

ANFA’s Alison Whitelaw to speak at AIA’s Neuroscience + Architecture presentation

Event Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Event Time: 5:15pm – 6:30pm PST
Event Location: 4034 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

March 11, 2015 |

The impact of classroom design on pupils’ learning: Final results of a holistic, multi-level analysis

Assessments [made from] 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those specific spaces.

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