After the ceremonial ribbons have been cut and you’ve shifted your focus to the next endeavor, the lasting influence of your designs remain.
Did you know that we spend majority of our lives indoors? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. 87% is spent inside buildings, and the other 6% is spent in automobiles. That’s means only 7% of your entire life is spent outdoors, or only one half of one day per week. Ouch, but it’s the truth, so let’s make sure we can benefit from it.
After our collective period of COVID-19 lockdowns, people began reflecting a new found appreciation for healthier spaces. Which makes sense as to why in 2022, World Architecture Day was themed around architecture for well-being, and why Urban Architectural Initiatives appointed 2022 as the “Year of Design for Health” in buildings and cities.
Even before 2022, our architecture, design, and construction clients had already begun to prioritize wellness in their projects. Now, more than ever, we have been able to accentuate and highlight its significance in our projects.