Active Design Advisors, Inc. (Adai)

is a Center for Active Design business unit

2021 Best in Building Health Winner

Kilroy Realty Corporation: 350 Mission, San Francisco, CA

Photo courtesy of Kilroy Realty Corporation

About Adai

Adai is affiliated with the Center for Active Design (CfAD). Adai was designed to help grow and drive the implementation of Fitwel®. As demand for wellness real estate spiked in recent years, so too did the demand for healthy building certifications. Adai was created to promote and administer the Fitwel certification as it expands across key markets.


Recent News


CfAD Commends President Biden's National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
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New CfAD Report with QuadReal Offers Guidelines for Industrial Spaces
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A Note from Our President and CEO, Joanna Frank
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The Center for Active Design Promotes Architecture and Urban Planning Solutions to Improve Public Health

The Center for Active Design (CfAD) is the leading non-profit organization that advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. CfAD takes a multi-disciplinary approach to translate research into practical design solutions and guide initiatives that respond to unique community priorities and result in measurable outcomes.

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2022 Best in Building Health Winner: QuadReal Property Group

Southcore Financial Centre - Photo Courtesy of Bianca Wong


Fitwel is the World’s Leading Certification System Committed to Building Health for All

The Center for Active Design is the operator for Fitwel, a unique building certification that positively impacts occupant health and productivity through an integrated approach to workplace design and operations. Fitwel’s development was led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA).



Board of Directors

Les Bluestone

President, Blue Sea Development Company and Blue Sea Construction Co.

Michael Vardaro, J.D.

Managing Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Kevin Davis

Americas CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality

Joanna Frank

President & CEO, Center for Active Design; President & CEO, Active Design Advisors, Inc.

2021 Best in Building Health Winner: Gensler

San Francisco International Airport - Photo courtesy of Gensler, Jason O’Rear

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