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

December 1, 2015 |

ANFA Interfaces and Neutra come to Los Angeles

On January 20, ANFA Interfaces will celebrate the work of Richard Neutra (1892 –1970), the Austrian-American architect who spent the majority of his career in California, and whose 1954 book “Survival Through Design“ established many of the themes that guide current explorations of the interface between architecture an neuroscience.

Neutra’s son Raymond, a distinguished epidemiologist, will ask “Is There a Future for Approaches such as Richard Neutra’s Biorealism?” while Barbara Lamprecht, the author of three books on Neutra, will explore “The Nature of Neutra: Richard Neutra’s Roots in Science and Landscape.”

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October 29, 2015 |

ROOMS: 5 continents, 40 buildings, Venice, Nov. 10th!

ANFA’s Advisory Council member, Melissa Farling, to participate in Venice’s ROOMS event. November 10, 2015! An event you don’t want to miss!

October 22, 2015 |

UC Berkeley, Dr. Thomas Albright, and a night of intelligent panel discussion

ANFA’s Dr. Thomas Albright will be participating in a panel discussion at UC Berkeley, in Berkeley, California, with Lucia Jacobs, Robert Hart, and Chris Garvin to examine the connection between architecture and science, and its path towards the future.

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