When we look back on when we started in 2002, we didn’t know if we would have made it to 2022. We were two architects who had a strong environmental, health-based philosophy that wanted to make a difference. Twenty years ago, caring about the environment and speaking about healthy, human spaces weren’t at the forefront of anybody’s mind. But just because people didn’t understand the process didn’t mean we just stood by and designed without it. We integrated our health-based sustainable approach into every project we could. That’s how much we believed in the work we do even if we weren’t going to get paid or recognized for it.
Fast forward 20 years and the industry is talking about net zero and carbon neutral buildings, and wellness is finally becoming the hot topic. So, what does this mean for a firm that was all about Redefining Environmental Design? It means we continue our campaign to showcase our unique approach. As we move into our next chapter, we continue to highlight the importance of all aspects of human health and well-being (physical, social, mental and emotional) and the role they play in our daily lives and the spaces we use. Over the next several months, we will be sharing our philosophy and learnings on how it has been our north star throughout our practice.
As we look towards the next 20 years, we will continue to build environments with socially conscious systems and materials that promote the harmonious balance between physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being while regenerating the natural environment. We will do this under a new banner as Wellness Architects, designing spaces that promote human health and wellbeing by preserving the natural environment because human health and planetary health cannot be separated. We will continue to put wellness at the heart of our projects, as always Redefining Environmental Design.