Services: workplace wellbeing
With our modern lifestyles and professional careers forcing the majority of us to spend our time indoors, architects and engineers have a significant opportunity to positively impact people’s health and wellbeing. Taking this idea further, to what extent do architects and engineers have a duty to ensure that building occupants are healthy and happy? A premise for this question is a recognition of the value of people-focused design. Designing for health and wellbeing is not about a “quick fix” solution. Wellbeing is a comprehensive term that encapsulates a hierarchy of needs, spanning physiological, psychological, social and personal aspects.
For built environment professionals, this requires an integrated, interdisciplinary approach that is sensitive to the impacts of design and operations on occupant behavior.
- How can built environment professionals play a role in enhancing the health and wellbeing of occupants?
- How does health and wellbeing go beyond building design and performance?
- How do we measure impact?
Wx provides consultancy, project management and a range of specialist services that connect people with innovation and technology. Our wellbeing services utilize the latest technology, academic research and behavioral change theories to help clients define, embed and achieve a holistic wellbeing strategy. As a practice that has always promoted people-centered design and social sustainability within our core values, we offer an innovative new “Design for Operation” approach centered around human health and wellbeing.
We understand that organizations are constantly being challenged to do more for their people. Mandated by changing demographics, tough economic climates, health imperatives, and technological advancements, the built environment is under increasing pressure to support individuals, organizations and communities, and to help them thrive. Our experienced interdisciplinary team can advise you on design and management practices enhanced for positive outcomes in human health and wellbeing.