Design that supports the human body, mind, and spirit.

Health is about so much more than physical fitness, dietary habits, or disease prevention. It’s about how a person functions at all levels—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It’s about the brain’s and body’s response to the physical environment, and how that response influences a person’s quality of life.

We’re focused on making people’s lives better—holistically—by designing places that promote well-being from the inside out.

Designing healthier buildings means specifying healthier building products.
Transparency and Material Health

We ignited an industry movement toward healthy building materials in 2008. Today, we continue to lead a healthy materials crusade through focused research and knowledge-sharing.

Inhabit: A Show About the Power of Design

Join us as we explore big questions about how our built environment affects our health in ways we might not see—as individuals, as communities, as neighborhoods, as populations.

Designing for the Human Experience

The design of a building, interior, or urban space has a significant impact on people’s mental and emotional well-being. We’re improving the human experience in the built environment through research and design rooted in neuroscience.

Ansen Seale's "You Activate This Space" in the Sky Tower at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas has 42 LED panels that change color as healthcare staff walk to and from work.
image of Peabody's D.C. office.
Nixon Peabody's D.C. office features a centrally located three-story staircase.
Biophilic Design

We strive to connect people with nature, even in our most complex urban environments. When people are in the presence of plants and nature, they’re naturally healthier in mind, body, and spirit.

Active Design

The places we design keep people healthy by keeping them moving. With active design, you could almost say physical exercise is “built in” to the built environment.

The atrium of University of Waterloo's Engineering 7 building
The atrium of the University of Waterloo's Engineering 7 building is seven stories. It is designed around the principles of pedestrian movement for visitors, faculty, staff and students.
Ryan Walter Fieldhouse and Athletic Center at Northwestern University
The Ryan Walter Fieldhouse and Athletic Center at Northwestern University uses fitness design to promote student wellness and social interaction.
Sports and Fitness

We’re passionate about designing places that help people fulfill their physical fitness potential. From student athletes to professional athletes—even non-athletes. Because everyone deserves to be fit and well.

Health Districts

Caring for your health shouldn’t start and end with a hospital visit. We’re creating entire community districts that, by design, support preventative wellness and foster healthy, active lifestyles for everyone.

image of Spaulding Rehabilitation Center