May 19, 2022

Designing a Healthier Future with Architecture

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When walking past a building or into a room, people notice aesthetics first. However, as architects consider the demographic they are working for in order to meet their needs, it becomes clear that architecture is more about purpose than it is aesthetics. 

Prof. Mardelle Shepley, human centered design, views her career as a way to extend her role as an architect. Within the department of human centered design, she understands the application of design for research, psychology and public health. 

Many studies have proven that adding green space promotes public health. However, Shepley notes that observers should not automatically associate these two variables. 

Designing a Healthier Future with Architecture