Ogden College Hall has been recognized as one of the healthiest higher education buildings in the country by the International Well Building Institute. In this WELL Gold certified building students learn in an environment that actively promotes their health and wellness through intentional design. We wanted this multi-departmental science building to be student friendly, utilitarian, energy efficient and a healthy environment for work and learning. We are proud of the final result and look forward to enhanced student learning in its innovative spaces. Creating a first-class, sustainable, healthy research education laboratory facility within budget is a significant challenge. Although many project teams shy away from adding complexity to a project with hard funding constraints, project members and stakeholders can only achieve exceptional results by pushing the limits with an innovative, outside-the-box approach.
Clinician Well-Being at Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center: A Case Study
Building wellbeing and resilience - Living Well - case study - SCIE
Over the past decade, green building initiatives went from fringe practice to mainstream movement. This evolution of building standards to better the planet, however, has largely ignored the people who inhabit them. The WELL Building Standard is the first-of-its-kind standard to focus solely on building occupants, and is the leading tool for elevating human health in homes and offices globally. Pioneered by Delos and adminstered by the International Well Building Institute, the standard is now expanding outside the commercial office space. For healthcare professionals, the evidence-based standard will serve as a guide for those who see a compelling need to attract and retain the best talent, reduce negative outcomes and improve positive results.
LEED Case Studies
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design has long been the basis of green design and energy efficiency in the US, encompassing design elements, building performance, and sustainable operations. However, with increased client interest in wellness and well-being, there is potential for buildings to address aspects of sustainability beyond energy efficiency. LEED and comparable systems focus on aspects of the built environment, but until recently, few standards addressed the human impacts of design. The WELL building standard, first published in  , was the first major building certification and rating system to consider the built environment through the lens of human health.
This achievement was made possible by the close collaboration between them and the architects, Studio Ben Allen, working through the details of this relatively new standard and applying its features in a short design period. Key suppliers for products that could contribute towards satisfying the features of WELL, like recycled Bolon flooring and Baux acoustic panels, were identified and very supportive in providing the levels of information required for the standard. The new office has proved itself a unique, real-world platform on which to demonstrate how applying a selection of carefully thought out features can create a healthy, efficient and future-proof space that puts the wellbeing of the occupants at the heart of the design.