Now On Demand
Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Health and Well-Being Academy
This course presents several projects that have put health and well-being at the top of their priority lists. Each project approached the challenge in their own unique way, some attaining the WELL certification and others focused on the same criteria but with a different end in mind. This webinar will help you to gain valuable insight into the design processes used and to learn about the many and varying ways all firms can move the built environment towards a healthier future.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative custom home projects address several key issues.
Madona Cumar's work spans large-scale commercial, hospitality, healthcare, residential, industrial, and corporate workplace design throughout India, Singapore, and the United States.
A versatile and driven professional with over 13 years of experience, Madona uses her platform – whether as a project architect/designer, project manager, or business developer – to educate clients on the benefits of pursuing green building certifications. Madona, in close collaboration with clients, engineers, consultants, and contractors, promotes sustainable building design strategies by fostering workplace best practices in reduction of carbon footprint as a means to achieve efficient and healthier workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.
Mary Dickinson, Regional Sustainable Design Leader and Senior Associate, Perkins + Will, and Co-Director, Material Performance Lab. As a member of the firm’s Sustainable Design Council & Research Board, Mary assures that sustainable ideas are an integral part of the firm’s projects and practice. Her knowledge extends and impacts multiple market sectors. Fueled by her passion in refining the role of the built environment on human and ecological health, Mary co-chairs the firm-wide Material Performance Lab.
Ana Pinto-Alexander, RID, IIDA, EDAC, Principal and Senior Vice President, HKS. A highly recognized and featured designer, Ana has more than 34 years of experience designing interiors for the country’s most progressive facilities. Her extensive research anchors her belief that the environments where we live, work, and play greatly reflect and affect who we are as individuals. These foundational beliefs were shaped by her childhood in Colombia, South America, and enhanced by extensive international travel that influences her unique design perspective.
- Discuss two measures used for the Perkins Eastman project to emphasize occupant well-being and to pursue WELL certification.
- List three ways these projects reduced overall energy consumption while improving the built environment.
- Describe the approach used for the Perkins & Will project to put occupant well-being at the top of their design priorities.
- Explain the challenges faced when pursuing WELL certification.