The Human Architecture and Planning Institute held a global, virtual event to celebrate the publication of the new book Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture on December 9, 2021.
Here’s the recording: https://youtu.be/WaEmnGOFW6c
In 20 chapters, this book makes the case for a new vision for architectural programming and practice, one where evidence-based design, systems thinking and a deeper understanding of our innate biology is brought to the fore. The goal is to highlight how human and environmental health are connected and frame a new paradigm that creates built environments which actively promote our health mentally, physically and socially – rather than the reverse.
Vernon Woodworth, co-editor, led this multidisciplinary discussion, with many of the book chapters’ authors, four of whom are instructors at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and four of whom are on the Board of theHapi.org. All proceeds from book sales go to the BAC.