Building for Health


Dignity is something that designers produce in this profound and powerful way.

Michael Murphy Architect and Artist


Human-centered architecture puts user needs at the center of the buildings in which people work, play, learn, and heal, recognizing that design decisions play a potent role in mental and physical wellbeing. In clinical settings, health-promoting spaces are easy for patients and visitors to navigate, let in natural light, minimize intrusive noise, and foster respect for human dignity. More broadly, attention to the built environment considers scale, recognizes equity, inclusion, and sustainability as priorities, and connects us to the natural environment, providing a blueprint for buildings and communities that enable everyone to thrive.

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