The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture (KIHA) is a non-profit research association for healthcare and welfare architecture with more than 600 members. The purpose of the society is to improve the quality of healthcare architecture in response to the changing dynamics of Korean and international health industry collaborating with relevant experts.
The institute was originally founded in 1985 as the Korea Society for the Study of Hospital Architecture and grew to be the Korea Institute of Hospital Architecture with supervision and support from the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare, a government agency in 1994. Finally, the name of the institute has been changed to the Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture since 1998.
The society publishes an official journal and holds seminars, lectures, conferences and exhibitions on healthcare and welfare architecture.