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

February 25, 2017 |

ANFA’s Betsey Olenick Dougherty receives the AIA CC Lifetime Achievement Award!

For the first time, the AIA CC has awarded firm partners for this prestigious award.

January 22, 2017 |

“This is Your Brain on Urban Design” – Colin Ellard lecture

Cognitive neuroscientist, Colin Ellard, will be speaking at NewSchool of Architecture + Design (San Diego, CA, USA)

January 11, 2017 |

First issue of Conscious Cities

2015-16 Hay Grant recipient Itai Palti developed and edited the first issue of Conscious Cities.

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