The Link Between Design and Wellness

The Link Between Design and Wellness

October 14, 2016

When it’s time to redesign a laboratory, health facility, office building, or school, there are many decisions you will have to make. The new space should be functional, and you may want to emphasize environmental sustainability to help your building move into the future. With the help of a Tucson architect, you can create a space that works for you and the people who will inhabit it. Human health and wellness are among the newest emphases in architectural design, as the design of a building can actually have a dramatic impact on the wellness of those within. Keep reading to learn more about the link between design and wellness.


The next time you enter a building, think about the first things you see. If you need to go to higher floors, do you immediately look for an elevator? What if there were a staircase featured prominently? Architects are incorporating wellness measures such as highly visible stairs to encourage people to do better for their health. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator is possible in many buildings, but designing a building to actually encourage people to make that choice is different. With wellness in mind, you can show the people who work in and visit your building that their health is important to you.


No matter what type of building you are designing with the help of your architect, chances are you want to elicit the best performance possible from your employees. Employee satisfaction can translate into higher productivity, which means a better bottom line for you. Wellness measures such as dedicated technology-free relaxation spaces, fitness centers, and a liberal use of natural daylight in design can improve the morale of your employees. When your employees feel better, they are more likely to work better. Taking wellness into consideration during the design phase of your project can pay off in the long run.

Call Sears Gerbo Architecture in Tucson at (520) 722-5079 to inquire about how you can incorporate wellness measures into your new building’s design. We believe in inspiration through design, and this is reflected in the work we do for all of our clients.

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