What We Do

Inadequate housing makes it impossible for people, particularly vulnerable and at-risk communities, to achieve health.

ARCHIVE Global (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) is an award-winning international organization that uses housing design as a key preventative strategy in improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities around the world. Through simple, innovative, and cost-effective built environment interventions paired with community health awareness campaigns, our research has proven that these strategies improve the health-outcomes of our beneficiaries.

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Our Work

Each of our projects focuses on one specific health concern and one specific built intervention to improve the targeted health concern, and encompass research, the design of the built environment, and advocacy. Communities of need exist in both developing and developed countries, and our projects reflect that. Explore all of our Work.

News & Insights

Stay informed with updates, projects, reports, and upcoming events on the ARCHIVE Instagram Feed.

Check out these 10 ways that @lshtm London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U. of London estimates climate change will affect health in the next 30 years and beyond, and learn how researchers are tackling these monumental challenges.

Soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, and an increase in the number and intensity of extreme weather events such as storms and floods will have a huge impact on the health of everyone around the world.

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On the Blog

Find out the latest in health and the built environment on our Blog Feed.

Interview with Mario Novas, Director of Hacer Mucho Con Poco

In February, ARCHIVE hosted an exclusive screening of the film Hacer Mucho Con Poco, offering an exciting and inspiring look at a new “architectural movement” coming out of Ecuador. The film focused on how the discipline can be made more accessible through creative uses of local materials and new approaches to funding. Hacer Mucho Con […]

Architecture and Global Health: Demonstrating the Links

The built environment mediates our exposure to the outer world, yet how it does so is rarely discussed- probably because there is little credible evidence in the first place on how exactly actions in the built environment affect health, nutrition, or other spheres of life. How should such a conversation begin? The work that ARCHIVE does in low- […]

Promoting Senior Health in Interior Environments

Above: Seating arrangements can promote socializing. (Catalina Design Group) Healthy environments are a fundamental right of all people, and we owe it to senior generations to provide a safe and adequate standard of living. From big-picture programming and promoting safety in spatial design, to details like ergonomic comfort, the impact of design decisions spreads beyond […]


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