It is an exciting time in the history of design, a time in which new science is informing our choices to improve people’s experience of the built environment. Professor Sir Cary Cooper and his team at Robertson Cooper have a track record of expanding our collective understanding of how to create the best possible workplaces. This study undertaken by Robertson Cooper adds further strength to our understanding of how reconnecting people to nature in the built environment improves well-being and productivity. While many of the responses to biophilic design are universal human reactions, this work also highlights some of the subtle cultural differences in these responses. This study is another valuable contribution for supporting the important practise of biophilic design.
Bill Browning, Founding Partner of Terrapin Bright Green, and one of the green building industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists.