AIA Connecticut Hosts Workshop on Well-Being


AIA Connecticut Hosts Workshop on Well-Being

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On July 8, AIA Connecticut is hosting a workshop “Innovations for Well-Being in the Built Environment”. I am looking forward to participating in a panel discussion with Brad Bevers, AIA, Executive Director, Facilities Design and Construction at the Yale-New Haven Health System, and Robin Guenther, FAIA, Sustainable Health Care Design Leader, Perkins + Will. Ross Spiegel, FAIA, will moderate the workshop.

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Today, more than ever, architects and engineers are challenged to develop practical, innovative strategies to address complex requirements for healthy and sustainable places. At Terrapin we encounter these challenges and opportunities on a daily basis and I am excited to be able to share concepts and science of biophilic design with AIA-CT.

This workshop-style interactive program is intended to highlight three important dimensions of successful innovation where sensitivity to occupant well-being drives design choices. We will focus on:

  • Programming and form: developing design requirements and strategies in conjunction with owners, with occupant well-being in mind.
  • Adapting practice: steps toward evolving core practice capabilities to successfully address sensitive – and sensible – programmatic requirements.
  • Delivery through construction: Implementation tools and frameworks for leading teams toward client acceptance, occupant satisfaction, and moments of delight.

For more information and to Register, visit AIA Connecticut. Hope to see you on July 8th!

Catie is the Director of Projects at Terrapin and a leader in biophilic design movement. With a background in urban green infrastructure, Catie's interest lies in systems thinking to address human health and sustainability challenges at each scale of the built environment.