Blog - Wellness

Ancient & Modern: Intersecting Traditional Health & Present-Day Healthcare

Originally presented at the 2017 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Austin, this case study of Kayenta Health Center illustrates how the facility couples traditional cultural perspectives of healing with current wellness trends.

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A Healthy Trend: How the WELL Building Standard is Elevating Healthcare Architecture

Healthcare architect Max Parrill discusses the WELL Building Standard and how leading healthcare organizations are embracing wellness strategies.

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Wellness In Our Workplace

D/P/S's wellness program has expanded over the years as we continue to focus on strategies that help people feel better and achieve a work-life balance.

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Golf Courses: Let Them Go To The Dogs

This case study of the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course looks at how to turn a golf course into a multi-use facility and get more use out of the West's most precious resource---water!

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Park Design for Community Health & Wellbeing

This presentation from the 2015 NMRPA Conference provides an overview of the health benefits provided by public parks and recreation.

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Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

This presentation from the 2015 CEFPI Annual Conference provides an introduction to the WELL Building Standard, and focuses on wellness and key WELL metrics that are linked to neurological & cognitive benefits and are not typically part of design & operational discussions.

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Tomorrow's Workplace - An Emphasis on Health and Wellbeing

People spend 90% of their time indoors. The WELL Building Standard provides a standard for building performance and operation to ensure that this time spent indoors is helping, not hurting. Read the article originally published in TREND Report, southern Arizona's source for in-depth insight and analysis of commercial real estate.

Author: Hannah Feil Greenhood, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP
Type: PDF

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Fort Yuma Health Care Center Designed to Support Chronic Care Model

The new Fort Yuma Health Care Center, a 76,000sf outpatient clinic, will be located in Winterhaven, CA and emphasize staff collaboration and integration of services to support the Chronic Care Model.

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Calculating the Environmental Impact of a Building

In D/P/S's "Office of the Future" concept, we propose repositioning existing office buildings. One of the many benefits of reusing what we already have rather than investing in new ground-up buildings is that it greatly reduces our environmental impact and has huge energy savings.

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Office Design for a Better Workplace

There's a lot of buzz about the office of the future and the latest trends in office design. With the baby boomers reaching retirement age and millennials becoming the largest generation in the workforce, we're left with a lot of questions about how the workplace will change. In response, we've compiled our latest insights regarding workplace design and how to plan for longevity and sustainability when markets are ever-changing.

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