The Bartlett School of Architecture


Bartlett researcher receives award from International Academy for Design and Health

10 August 2017

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou has been awarded Best PhD Research Project 2017 at the International Academy for Design & Health Awards.

Dr Evangelia Chrystikou receives her award for best PhD Research Project

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou has been recognised by the International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) for her research project The Social Logic of Psychiatric Spaces. Taking place in Vienna earlier this summer, the awards ceremony was held in collaboration with the Austrian Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs.

Dr Chrysikou was presented with her award by the President of the IADH whilst in the company of several international Ministers of Health and representatives of the World Health Organisation.

Her award-winning project explores how the built environment influences the personal and social aspects of psychiatric spaces, as well as identifying the environmental needs of mental health patients.

The research was conducted at The Bartlett under the mentorship of the faculty's Dean, Professor Alan Penn, and was funded by the European Commission as a two-year Marie Curie Individual Fellowship programme.

About the International Academy for Design and Health

The International Academy for Design and Health is the world's leading organisation for recognising academic and professional excellence in the research and design of treatment facilities. The IADH also develops and promotes the exchange of information, knowledge and research, within the fields of design and health.