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Housing for Health – the Guide is produced and maintained by Healthabitat Pty Ltd Australia

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Healthabitat Pty Ltd is a private Australian company run as a social business and managed by three Directors:

  • Paul Pholeros AM (Architect), Managing Director
  • Dr. Paul Torzillo AM (Thoracic Physician), Medical Director
  • Stephan Rainow (Public and Environmental Health Officer), Community Director.

Healthabitat has received significant recognition for the work both within Australia and internationally.

  • 2012 – Healthabitat chosen as one of the six Australian representatives for the Venice International Architectural Biennale by the Australian Institute of Architects
  • 2011 – Healthabitat, winner of the UN Habitat and Building and Social Housing Foundation’s World Habitat Award 
  • 2011 – Healthabitat, Winner of the Australian Institute of Architects, national Leadership in Sustainability Prize
  • 2008 – Australian Institute of Architects, Special Jury Prize for architectural contribution to Indigenous housing over 25 years
  • 2008 – International Union of Architects (UIA) Vassilis Sgoutas Prize, Group award to Healthabitat for the alleviation of poverty, awarded in Turin, Italy
  • 2004 – Public Health Association of Australia, Impact Award, for the public health project with the greatest impact on public health
  • 1994 – Royal Australian Institute of Architects, President’s Award, for the publication of the book Housing for Health: Towards an improved living environment for Aboriginal Australians