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Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP

General Information

Joanna  Lombard, AIA, LEED AP


  • English


  • Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Professor, School of Architecture

Research Interests

  • Built environment, behavior & health
  • Healthcare campus planning
  • Parks & public spaces
  • Neighborhood design & health
  • Architecture & behavior


Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, is a Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine. As a member of the UM Built Environment Behavior & Health Research Group, with grants from NIMH, NIEHS, NIA, and HUD, she has studied built environment impacts on the health and well-being of children and elders, with results published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She is a co-leader of one of the eleven university-based teams selected as charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium. She has presented work on health district strategies for healthy communities in professional conferences and webinars, and worked with healthcare systems over the last decade to develop new, and retrofit existing campuses to become models of healthy communities internally and externally to enhance individual and population health and well-being.  She worked as a consultant on the East End Transformation, a collaboration with DPZ & Partners, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, the City of the Richmond, and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, that received the American Planning Association, Virginia Chapter Public Outreach and Engagement Award (2011) and a Congress for the New Urbanism Merit Award (2016).