White Papers

The Effect of Biophilic Design on Wellness

Rockwood Retirement Communities Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Biophilic design recognizes the inherent ties between people and their environments, as well as the importance of creating a connection between the two as a platform for long-term health. Using our research in Biophilic design for generational living environments, along with Rockwood’s broader design vision, we used these design principles as a fundamental contributing element of the design process for The Summit, a new independent living tower. Using both pre-construction and post-construction surveys, questions touched on all aspects and features of what makes for a healthy environment, and how The Summit’s physical environments impacted daily lives, activities, and feelings of the residents.