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We believe that design should improve human and ecological health by redefining the relationship between the built environment, its occupants, and the natural environment. In this model, buildings are recalibrated as instruments of health not only for patients, but for employees, students, visitors, and the public. Every project can have a significant role in supporting global wellness. Learn more about how we do this below.

Jun 24, 2013

Active by Design: Seventeen Staircases for Fit City 8

In honor of Fit City 8, which explores how "the built environment can create opportunities for increasing physical activity," check out these seventeen gorgeous staircases. Designed by teams across our firm, they set the stage so that you can't help but want to take the stairs. Read More +

Nov 21, 2012

Combating the Healthcare Epidemic

The IOM’s recent report notes that two thirds of US adults and one third of children are overweight or obese. The best way to treat this epidemic? It may be through the building of more walkable communities. Read More +

Oct 17, 2012

Transparency’s Role in Public Health

Whether you are choosing a restaurant for a dinner in Manhattan or a collection of floor tiles for an academic medical center, transparency can contribute to a healthier future for all of us. Read More +