Alan Dilani

Alan Dilani, Ph.D.
Architect, Professor Public Health
Founder of International Academy for Design and Health


Dr. Dilani is a global authority on interdisciplinary research regarding the interaction between design and health.

Dilani is a founder of the International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) and the journal, World Health Design.

He has been engaged worldwide in several universities in the field of Design and Health developing a “Salutogenic Design Program”, in both medical and design institutions.

He holds a Master of Architecture in Environmental Design from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and a Ph.D. in Health Facility Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

His research center developed at the Karolinska Institute, Medical University, a multidisciplinary research approach, led to a new design theory called “Saltugenic Design” that not only fosters functional efficiency in building infrastructure, but also improves health processes.

He has designed all typologies of healthcare facilities and has been served as advisor for several Ministries of Health around the world developing briefing with a vision of Salutogenic approach to healthcare infrastructure.

He is the author of 15 books and numerous articles in the field of Design and Health.

Dr. Dilani has been awarded in 2010 from the American Institute of Architect, Academy of Architecture for Health for his promotion of high quality design research and in 2017 he received the first Fellowship of Academy for Design and Health in the city hall of Vienna.