Active Design Miami is a team effort, led by the Miami Center for Architecture & Design. Supported by funding from the Florida Department of Health through the Centers for Disease Control, our partners include the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Impact Lab, the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Health & the Built Environment Committee, and Dream in Green.
The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of architects in New York City. The goal of the first members was to have a place where members could meet for lectures, conventions and meetings. The original 13 have grown to nearly 300 local chapters representing 95,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice.
Over the past decade, our firm has been a leader in providing solutions for private clients and public partners seeking to drive change. We have led initiatives to improve transit, re-envision public spaces, strengthen our small business sector and build more engaged communities – to name a few.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through its Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Initiative. The PICH awards are part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending. The funding period is set for a three year project that is meant to support efforts to advance policy, systems and environmental changes in Miami-Dade County to promote and make healthy living easier.