Work In Mind


Matt Blackden has written a piece about Wellness Certification for Work in Mind, a knowledge platform dedicated to the connection between healthy buildings and workplace wellbeing. You can read it here – a taster is below…

As an architect and designer of workspace (both speculatively as ‘CAT A’ office, and for end users) I am very aware of the increasing focus on wellness in the workplace. My views on wellness comprise two conflicting strands of thought; the certification route and why it needs to improve; and the tension between this and the need for certification at all. Surely a sense of health and wellbeing should be intrinsic to all architectural design? Certification, unless handled correctly, has the potential to skew the agenda.