The Center for Active Design (CfAD) is the leading non-profit organization that uses design to foster healthy and engaged communities. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to translating research into practical design solutions. We guide the creation and implementation of initiatives that respond to unique community priorities, and result in measurable outcomes. Our mission is to transform design and development practice, ensuring equitable access to vibrant public and private spaces that support healthy communities.
The Center for Active Design is the operator of Fitwel, leading its widespread adoption and
future development. Named one of Fast Company’s 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good, Fitwel is the premier system for optimizing building design and operations to improve health and productivity outcomes. Fitwel has a vision for a healthier future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants and surrounding communities. Fitwel’s development was led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration.